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Old 05-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default RIS in seconday and I want to add oak cubes...

I racked to secondary 4 months ago and I want to add some oak cubes. I am concerned with oxygenation. I can not think of a way to add the cubes with out some splashing. Any thoughts? I am trying to avoid racking it again before kegging.

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Old 05-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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why not keg it, add sanitized oak cubes, purge with co2 and wait a month or two and taste? Or add a layer of co2 to the top of your secondary vessel.

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Old 05-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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I only have two kegs and I want to age this for another 3-4 months and that would mean only one beer on tap until the RIS is done. There is a layer of CO2 on the secondary, but wont some O2 get splashed in there with the cubes?

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Just go gently and then put a layer of co2 from your tank in top of the beer. Turn your gas down to a couple psi and hold your hose over the container. You can test this with a match or lighter. If it goes out your good.

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Sanitize tongs that will fit in bung, lower the cubes in, then hit with co2

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Adding them gently won't really do any damage, I wouldn't worry too much about it if it were me.

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I agree with BlackGoat... it will be fine. I oak my RIS in a barrel, where O2 easily gets in, but the beer comes out great.

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Old 05-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #8
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dont worry about it, Your going to pick up a little oxygen anyways

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