Author Topic: New Holland Dragon’s Milk Recipe Typo???  (Read 251 times)

Offline Frostman

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New Holland Dragon’s Milk Recipe Typo???
« on: February 05, 2019, 01:35:17 PM »
I’m looking at Amahl Turczyn’s Dragon’s Milk clone recipe in the July/August Zymurgy issue. The recipe says to boil the wood chips and soak them in cheap bourbon for a week and then to toss the bourbon and soak them in good bourbon for 47 days.  47 days??? Did he mean to say 4 - 7 days???

Upon further review, the recipe in Zymurgy does indeed specify 4 - 7 days.... The recipe in the AHA Recipe Archives is where the 47 typo exists.

Looking forward to giving it a try.  Thanks for all your replies.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 04:11:31 PM by Frostman »

Offline Robert

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Re: New Holland Dragon’s Milk Recipe Typo???
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 01:48:42 PM »
I would assume that it is a typo.  The first indication that something might be the result of a production error is that it appears in Zymurgy.  ;)

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Offline Richard

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Re: New Holland Dragon’s Milk Recipe Typo???
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 03:39:37 PM »
From the context I think it is 4-7 days. The first part of the recipe says to start the fermentation, and while  you are waiting 10-14 days for it to finish to prepare the oak chips. If it took 47 days (an unusually precise number for a period that long), the recipe should have told you to prepare the oak chips long in advance of brewing the beer.

I used this technique to get some strong oak flavor into a stout last fall, and it worked great. My previous attempts had a lot of bourbon flavor but not much oak, and this gave me what I wanted.
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Offline amahl2442

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Re: New Holland Dragon’s Milk Recipe Typo???
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 04:17:42 PM »
It should be 4 - 7 days. Pesky hyphens... >:(