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Old 05-01-2014, 04:12 AM   #11
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Nice. Even though I don't make mead this inspires me to test it with beer.

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Old 05-17-2014, 05:27 AM   #12
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Thanks for the information! I can only find suitable oak in chips locally, not cubes. How much oak by weight would you suggest per gallon or 5 gal? I can only find French locally at the moment.

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Old 05-17-2014, 01:11 PM   #13
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All of this testing is done at 2 ounces of cubes per gallon. But chips are much more potent and do not provide as complex of a flavor profile. If you must use chips, try 1/2 ounce per gallon and taste everyday.


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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
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:22 PM   #15
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Thank you for the great notes!

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