Originally Posted by Matteo57
If it's wine, doesn't the wine oxidize? How do you store them?
Oops, I got it backwards, thought it was the other way around with the flanders red and oud bruins. ha thanks!
Yeah, it probably does but I don't think it's really any different than when a brewery ages a beer in a used wine barrel. I don't use enough for it to really stand out, it's more along the lines of adding hints of flavor that contribute to the overall complexity. I like using the cubes too rather than chips. It could be my imagination, but I've used both and it seemed like the chips were a little more harsh than the cubes. Oh, and as to oak in an Oud Bruin, I didn't mean to imply that you can't or shouldn't use oak, just "traditionally" they aren't aged on oak, so if you really wanted to brew to style you'd probably want to skip the oak.