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Old 02-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hey guys, a friend of mine distills his own whiskey and sometimes ages it with toasted oak chips... I wanna take those whiskey oak chips and age my beer with them... I'm just not sure I can given my current set up. Just basic 5 gallon carboys and bottles. I thawt about dumping them in with secondary ferm. Or throwing them in the individual bottles at bottling. Any ideas?

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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Secondary for a week or two.

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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+1,age for one week in secondary,then take a shot glass sample to see if it's where you like it. Proceed from there.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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agree, secondary for two weeks will be plenty.

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i would say as little as 3-4 days. The chips can impart a fairly strong oak flavor in no time.

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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probably true, all depends on the size of the chips, the more surface area the faster they will give flavor.

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