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Old 06-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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I'm doing the Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere clone, and it calls for medium toast oak cubes. I was only able to find heavy toast.. wondering how I can mute the oak, as it's only a subtle contribution to the beer.

I'm planning on boiling for a minute in the microwave, and pouring off the water. Is there any other way to tame the oak?

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Heavy toast don't necessarily have more flavor than a lighter toast, it is just a different flavor. Since it is such a small amount it won't make a huge difference, but boiling the oak for a few minutes will certainly soften the character.

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You seem to be answering all of my questions Mike.. thanks!

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