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Offline spurviance

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Oak chips
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:12:18 am »
I'm thinking of experimenting with oak chips in a couple of my beers using chips from a couple of trees we had taken down recently.  Should I soak the chips in some cheap whiskey for a couple days then just put them in a hop bag in the keg?  I'm not sure how much wood is necessary for it to make an impact on flavor.
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Offline Richard

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Re: Oak chips
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 09:27:45 am »
See the instructions in this recipe:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/new-holland-dragons-milk-bourbon-barrel-aged-stout/

Be careful because it is easy to overdo the oakiness.
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Offline ynotbrusum

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Re: Oak chips
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 11:00:20 am »
I would make sure the oak is dried out a bit, if the "recent" takedown was live trees...
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