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Old 10-31-2006, 12:02 AM   #1
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I made a port kit. It's a standard "ruby" port. I'm sure it'll be o.k. to good with some aging. But I prefer tawny to ruby ports.

So, how do I make my ruby port into a tawny? Does it require special oak barrel aging?

How does fortifying with brandy change the ruby vs tawny?

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Old 11-18-2006, 05:37 AM   #2
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To get the woody/nutty tones plus the oxidation you would have to use an oak barrel.

I'm not sure about the fortifying charge.


You could add some medium toasted wood chips to the fermentor or secondary aging vessel, it would get you alittle closer.





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