The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Adding bourbon soaked oak to secondary

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #11
Subsailor
Life is Tough, Stupid makes it Tougher
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Subsailor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Eagle River, Alaska
Posts: 1,182
Liked 499 Times on 325 Posts
Likes Given: 3697

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brycelarson View Post
My burbon-vanilla oak aged oatmeal stout only needed about 7 days with the chips suspended in a bag. The flavor pulls out quickly.

I would suggest doing it in a bucket with a spigot so you can taste regularly.
+1 I definitely agree with regular tasting as the aging progresses. Some like more oakiness others less.
__________________
Subsailor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-08-2012, 02:45 AM   #12
calebstringer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 250
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 171

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tbrown4

Was this for a 5 gallon batch? Halving these numbers for 2.5 gallons.
Yep, 5 gallons
__________________
First batch - 4/30/2012
Total to date - 590 gallons and counting
calebstringer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #13
brycelarson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 521
Liked 53 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subsailor View Post
+1 I definitely agree with regular tasting as the aging progresses. Some like more oakiness others less.
I was really shocked to see how quickly it got to where i wanted it. I mean we're talking about a 7% alcohol, 1024 beer - but the oak got to a tasty level in just a matter of 3 days or so and got to a nice whiskey/burbon flavor in a little over a week. Seems to be holding nicely a couple of months later in the bottles.
__________________
brycelarson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding oak chips and bourbon? petrostar General Techniques 14 11-10-2012 04:31 PM
Adding Bourbon to kegged beer Steven9026 General Techniques 2 08-26-2011 02:12 PM
Adding in the secondary Tinalt General Techniques 6 01-29-2011 03:01 PM
Adding DME at secondary zplug123 General Techniques 2 10-07-2009 08:11 PM
Adding brandy to a secondary PWalk General Techniques 3 10-16-2008 04:51 PM