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Old 03-19-2008, 04:52 AM   #1
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I'm using some oak chips in my Scottish Ale by soaking 2 oz. of them in scotch for a week then dumping them in the secondary. I was wondering if anyone else uses another tecnique and if so how well it turned out. I'm thinking about adding another 2 oz. to ensure that I can taste some of the oak. Thanks all

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Old 03-19-2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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I am looking into oaking also, heres some reading I have found so far...

http://www.byo.com/mrwizard/1396.html
http://www.byo.com/mrwizard/913.html
http://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/20061202.php

Also interested in hearing about experiances & methods....

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Old 03-19-2008, 04:56 PM   #3
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umm... so far the only way I've used oak chips is to soak them in wine for a while then smoke pork with it!

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i used oak chips in my Dogfish Head Midas Touch clone.....

2 oz sterilized in boiling water, then tossed into secondary with beer for 2 weeks. The bottles are young, but the oak came through very well - I am hoping a few months of aging will even it out .

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