Going to brew a 4 gallon stout tonight (my first!) then split the batch once I move to secondary (3-4 weeks time) into four 1 gallon demi-johns.
The reason for this is I want to expermient with flavours.
I was thinking the following:
1 Gallon - plain
1 Gallon - Chocolate (steep in vodka for 10-14 days) + maybe a hint of vanilla
1 Gallon - Chocolate orange (Chocolate steeped in tangerine absolute vodka)
1 Gallon - Vanilla (steeped in bourbon for 10-14 days)
Anyhoo, two questions.
1) Is there anything glaringly wrong with my flavourings above?
2) How long would you leave these in the secondary - is there any danger of this going off / bad?
Thanks for your help.