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Gunpowder 12-31-2012 02:52 AM

gorgeous oak chips...
 
Sorry, it's just so damn good looking I had to share. These are white America oak chips soaking in top shelf bourbon (Knob Creek) been soaking for about two days, gonna leave them there for another couple of weeks. Going to make a nice addition to my red ale and my ipa.

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...34404774_n.jpg

ILBMF 12-31-2012 03:37 PM

Nice. What does a bottle of the Knob Creek cost? I've been using Jim Beam, might want to try something different.

Gunpowder 12-31-2012 03:43 PM

It ain't cheap, my friend. 750ml (a fifth) costs about $40 or so.

F250 12-31-2012 06:07 PM

Um, seems a waste of good bourbon. I highly doubt you'll notice any difference in the end product between the Knob Creek and something like Old Crow.

Rick

Johnd170 12-31-2012 06:09 PM

Were those Toasted?

Gunpowder 12-31-2012 06:42 PM

Yes they were toasted... and waste of Bourbon my ass, I drink that when its done!

peterj 12-31-2012 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F250 (Post 4732325)
Um, seems a waste of good bourbon. I highly doubt you'll notice any difference in the end product between the Knob Creek and something like Old Crow.

Rick

I was going to say +1 to this ^^ ....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gunpowder (Post 4732435)
Yes they were toasted... and waste of Bourbon my ass, I drink that when its done!

But then I saw this ^^ and I reconsidered. Fair enough sir... fair enough. I have some oak cubes soaking in Scotch right now and was considering drinking the Scotch when they were done soaking. You just made my mind up for me.

F250 01-01-2013 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gunpowder (Post 4732435)
Yes they were toasted... and waste of Bourbon my ass, I drink that when its done!

I'm sure the bourbon would taste better before it had oak tannins and what not leeched into it, but whatever.

Rick

stpug 01-01-2013 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F250 (Post 4733436)
I'm sure the bourbon would taste better before it had oak tannins and what not leeched into it, but whatever.

Rick

I don't think it can technically be called bourbon withOUT the oak tannins leached in it :D

lowtones84 01-01-2013 12:56 AM

How much did you have to use to soak that amount of oak chips? If it's only a few ounces I think it's worth a try. Maybe you won't notice between top shelf and something else, but a lot of cheap bourbon/whiskey is only like half whiskey anyhow...


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