Originally Posted by loveofrose
If you must use chips, try 1/2 ounce per gallon and taste everyday.
I believe that's what I put in my ginger habanero mead for several weeks, 1.5 oz for 3 gallons .... although several weeks might be overkill on a less "flavorful" mead
... tasting often is great advice, although it took a while for the oak to become apparent in my case (used medium toast French oak). This batch turned out so well, am kinda p!ssed that I didn't make a whole 5 gallons of it....next time