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Old 05-30-2011, 02:59 PM   #11
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Finally got around to tasting this.

As I mentioned before, I was looking to spruce up a session beer with some off-flavors from the local tap water. Overall, this tastes much better with the oak and helped make it drinkable. The oak was balanced well by only being placed on the beer for about a week.

Very happy with these chips and I plan to use them again real soon.



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Old 12-21-2011, 11:26 PM   #12
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So i used these chips, as per recommendation from Haputanlas, in my big (~9.8 abv) RIS...i finally bottled today after 3 weeks in primary and one month in secondary (about 3oz of the chips soaked in some Bulleit). I tasted it and it tastes absolutely amazing...reminds me of an oaked yeti. Was surprised the oak wasnt overwhelming, but i didnt use that much after all. Thanks for all the info! Definitely using these chips again...i mean, i have a few pounds of them



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Old 01-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #13
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Glad to know this worked out for you.

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:25 AM   #14
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do you think you could get a big smoky flavor by smoking those chips with some other ones? how do you think that would taste in the beer?

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:58 AM   #15
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I'm sure you could get a lot of smoke that way. The beer would definitely reflect the smokey flavor. However, I've never tried it on these chips.

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Old 01-14-2012, 02:01 AM   #16
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i will have to try when i return home in a few months. over the summer i tried making a smoked style beer without reading into the style much. but i never got the smoke i wanted.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:34 AM   #17
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Damn, these chips have saved my ass a few times. Really works well on Milds and Dry Stouts.



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