Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > oak chips & vanilla bean to secondary
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
Steve50
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Posts: 117
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default oak chips & vanilla bean to secondary

going to move a whiskey barrel stout to the secondary today. calls for the oak chips to be boiled for 5 minutes to be sterlized. Can I add the vanilla bean to the same pot ,boil with the chips and then add all of the liquid along with the chips I will be placing them in a small grain bag ) should i soak the bean in a shot of bourbon before I boil.
thanks steve

__________________
Steve50 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
Golddiggie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Golddiggie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Between here and there, and everywhere
Posts: 12,058
Liked 478 Times on 420 Posts
Likes Given: 266

Default

Don't boil the bean. You'll get a much different flavor if you do. I would also hold off on adding a vanilla bean to the batch. You'll get vanilla flavor from the chips in a few months. So unless you want even MORE vanilla in it, I'd not use it (at all).

__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
hercher
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Scranton
Posts: 905
Liked 47 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

How long are you going to condition your beer? I agree with not boiling the vanilla -- just soak it in some bourbon. Remember to split the beans lengthwise and scrape everything into the bourbon, then dump it all in.

__________________
Two Kids Brewery

Primary: Amber Ale. :(
Seconary: Don't use one, generally
Kegged: Stein beer
Planned: Saison, pale ale, brown ale

"For a quart of ale is a dish for a king." - Shakespeare
hercher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #4
Steve50
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Posts: 117
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

call for 4 weeks in secondary

__________________
Steve50 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
Steve50
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Posts: 117
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

should i leave it longer. its a brewers best kit

__________________
Steve50 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #6
hercher
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Scranton
Posts: 905
Liked 47 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

You want to be careful how long you keep your beer in contact with oak and vanilla. The best suggestion is periodically to taste it, and take it out of secondary when you have the flavors you want.

__________________
Two Kids Brewery

Primary: Amber Ale. :(
Seconary: Don't use one, generally
Kegged: Stein beer
Planned: Saison, pale ale, brown ale

"For a quart of ale is a dish for a king." - Shakespeare
hercher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2012, 01:26 AM   #7
Golddiggie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Golddiggie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Between here and there, and everywhere
Posts: 12,058
Liked 478 Times on 420 Posts
Likes Given: 266

Default

For me, a month is a good starting point for oak. BUT, I'm using Hungarian oak CUBES. Very different product. I did use some American (or was it French?) oak the first time I added any to a batch. I'd have to look back through my notes to see how long I left it there. I DO know that the oak flavor was really nice early on, but 2-3 months later it had changed to VANILLA!! No vanilla was used in the batch. This is why I caution you on using both items in a batch.

__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #8
Steve50
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Posts: 117
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thanks I will taste it after 2 weeks and go from there

__________________
Steve50 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you use a vanilla bean in the secondary ampete1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 11-18-2013 08:12 PM
Adding vanilla bean- just add in or rack to secondary? americaswing Fermentation & Yeast 4 10-16-2012 02:45 AM
vanilla bean....bottling bucket or secondary? brettamuss Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 04-19-2012 04:32 AM
Cherry bark chips and vanilla bean HItransplant Recipes/Ingredients 2 03-18-2011 01:40 PM
How much / how long should vanilla bean(s) soak in how much oak chips in rye whiskey? FiddleTilDeath Recipes/Ingredients 3 06-03-2010 04:42 AM