OK, so i've searched the forum and I get the idea the best time to add the chips is in the secondary. And that the best way to do so is to soak the chips in some whisky or bourbon for a week or so, then add the chips and booze into the secondary. About two ounces of chips should do the trick.
So, my question is.....why in the world did the owner of my LHBS tell me to add the chips to either the mash or the boil? I was told either way would work fine, but I'd be afraid all that lovely oaky toastiness would just boil away.
Thoughts/comments? I'm about to start the mash now, and have no intention to mash or boil my chips unless someone's done it before with good results. Thanks and cheers!