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Old 07-31-2013, 01:50 PM   #531
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Yes. I brewed this as a 4 gallon batch and I ended up soaking an ounce of medium toast oak chips in 8 ounces of bourbon for about a month, then dumped it all into secondary for a week before racking the beer to a keg. Vanilla beans were also soaking in an ounce or so of bourbon for several weeks and they were added to secondary as well at the same time as the oak chips. A week in secondary worked well for my batch size, but you may need a bit longer if doing 5 gallons.

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Old 08-03-2013, 03:18 AM   #532
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Got a question , I have the porter in primary right now , I would like to fill two one gallon jugs and oak the two with medium toast spirals , soak one with a bourbon and the other with rum . I an on to keg the rest three gallons and bottle the two gallon Oaked . Should I just transfer and put a airlock on while I have the oak in ? And then can I use the carb tabs to carb in the bottles after they are done oaking?

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:38 PM   #533
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You will definitely want to use an airlock on the two 1 gallon jugs portions. I've used this method to secondary other bree beers that I wanted to add specific flavors to. This way you can just remove and taste to see where your at. You'll get about 6 bottles out of each gallon so I would say using the tablets will make it easiest to carb up each bottle correctly instead of trying to measure out priming sugar portions.

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Old 08-05-2013, 01:05 AM   #534
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Thanks !!!

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Old 08-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #535
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Apologize if this has already been address somewhere in the 53 pages prior but does anyone have an extract version?

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Old 08-10-2013, 07:40 PM   #536
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Apologize if this has already been address somewhere in the 53 pages prior but does anyone have an extract version?
There is a "search this thread" button at the top. Not trying to be a jerk, just pointing it out. Maybe you use the app on the phone and that choice isn't present.

I did the search ("extract version") and came up with these links:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/bou...ml#post3396464
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/bou...ml#post2763499
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/bou...ml#post2144999
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/bou...ml#post1896940
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/bou...ml#post1587550
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #537
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Thanks for the help! Still learning about forums, I've tried searching an entire board before and came up with mixed results but didn't realize there was an option at the time. Appreciate the tip.

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Old 08-11-2013, 04:06 AM   #538
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This is a common problem across all large threads. There is no master owner usually and the original poster is not always the best to answer all questions. Truly each large thread should have a designated collaborative FAQ or wiki page from experts.

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Old 08-14-2013, 04:04 AM   #539
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Just added bourbon (Jim Beam Black) tonight. Outstanding taste after adding about 250 mL to the 5 gal batch! One mistake (thought about after I did it) I made was mixing the bourbon without adding CO2 to headspace first. It was not a hard mix at all, but just tilted back and forth a few times. A little foam was on top but hopefully it won't have an impact. I usually try to steer clear of oxidation....

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Old 08-15-2013, 02:26 AM   #540
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Hi guys,

This is my second batch of this awesome brew. However, I hooked the keg up to the gas over 2 weeks ago and it's still not carbonated. Not even a little. I also connected a keg of another brew at the same time and that one is fully carbonated. I don't remember if it took this long the last time I did this porter. Anyone else experience an extremely slow rate of carbonation with this beer? There's definitely gas pressure in there as I've drawn some to taste and also pulled on the vent ring and it gases out. I just disconnected this keg and shook the living hell out of it and reconnected. Will give it another week before I taste test again.

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