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jeremydgreat 11-19-2012 01:05 AM

Wine-soaked oak chips?
Brewing a the Dark Belgian Strong Ale recipe from Jamil (Brewing Classic Styles) and wanted to add a little bit of oak to the recipe. I've traditionally soaked oak chips in rum or whisky.

Since Dark Belgians (dubbels and quads) can give a lot of dark cherry and wine-like notes, I was wondering if soaking some oak chips in a red wine might be nice.

Any experience with this? Bad idea? Good idea?

ReverseApacheMaster 11-19-2012 03:17 AM

It's fine but try to limit oxygen exposure.

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