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clindt 01-12-2008 01:18 AM

Tonights brew: Bourbon Barrel Porter
What do you all think of this recipe?

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.57 gal
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 28.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 26.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type
10.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)
0.63 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)
0.25 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)
0.12 lb Carafa II (400.0 SRM)
0.70 oz Target [10.00 %] (60 min)
0.50 oz First Gold [6.90 %] (10 min)
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min)
4.00 oz Burbon Barrel Oak Chips (Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel Chips)
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04)

Do you think I need you add any bourbon to this recipe? If so, how much?

I have also heard of people adding the oak chips at the end of the boil to sterilize and tossing them into the primary. Opinions please.

clindt 01-12-2008 05:07 AM

16 views and no replies? Has anyone brewed a Bourbon Barrel Porter?

Dark_Ale 01-12-2008 05:49 AM

No I havent, but I have tasted some good ones, I believe they add to secondary, but I dont think it takes much...I love bourbon flavored beers, I plan to make one soon. Good Luck.

Brewtopia 01-12-2008 07:35 AM

Add the oak to the secondary with no additional bourbon. You will get plenty of oak & bourbon character from the 4 oz. of Jack Daniel's chips.

Hopleaf 01-12-2008 04:03 PM

I used medium toast chips and added bourbon - all to the secondary.

clindt 01-13-2008 03:54 PM

Thanks for the advice. I put the chips in the secondary and splashed them with bourbon so they were just damp. They will sit that way until I secondary the beer in 7 days.

g_rath 01-14-2008 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Hopleaf
I used medium toast chips and added bourbon - all too the secondary.

But how much of each?

lostnfoam 01-14-2008 07:22 PM

all depends on the individual. there is no real measure as what is good or bad just remeber that you want it to show in the beer not over power it. last time i used some in a pumkin beer i used about 2 oz. you have differnt kinds too, theres different toast, types of wood and there there are also flakes that some say work quicker. well good luck

cj8scrambler 01-15-2008 02:53 AM

I made one last August with a similar grain bill. I didn't oak it at all, but I did add 400ml of Makers Mark to the secondary. I was going for a strong (most would say overpowering) whiskey flavor and that's what I got. It has mellowed well since then, but it's still not subtle.

clindt 01-15-2008 04:01 AM

Any advice on how long to leave it on the oak?

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