I made a Irish Death clone that I will be kegging this weekend. I ended up with about 5.5 gallons so it won't all fit in the keg. I was thinking I would put half a gallon in a growler, throw about 3 or 4 carb drops, a few toasted oak chips and maybe a vanilla bean and see what happens.
1. If I used a brand new lid, can I bottle condition in a growler?
2. I have never oaked anything. How many of those toasted oak chips should I use if I plan to leave it for 6 months?
3. How much vanilla bean?
I know the oak and vanilla bean are to taste but I am curious what the consensus is?
Thanks HBT again for your help.