Originally Posted by skawars1
I have made a version of this a bunch of times. The stout without the bourbon is fantastic. Actually I used this as a base for a Blueberry stout I did for the usa world cup opener. Red/white/blue brews. Be careful with those oak chips though. I still have bottles from a year and a half ago that taste like an Oak tree. 1oz of chips-2.5 gallons for 2 weeks was way too long.
So, better to wait until about a week before bottling to add the oak chips? I've been debating what to do. I'm almost at week 2 and the recipe says to add the chips to the secondary which would leave them in there for about 5 months.