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Old 10-24-2012, 02:10 AM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have pieces of JD oak barrels that I bought for a bourbon barrel stout. Would this work?

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Old 10-24-2012, 01:36 PM   #12
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have pieces of JD oak barrels that I bought for a bourbon barrel stout. Would this work?
Wonderfully. However, if they were expensive, LHBS probably has some for cheaper. 1.00 per pack here, and one pack is good for a 6 gallon batch.

The finer flavored of JD cured oak might not come through with the cinnamon. Who knows?

If I may ask, what was your original recipe?
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:46 AM   #13
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Here is the original recipe, which I got from Mead Safari:
Here is the recipe:


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4.5 gal Mott's Apple Juice
64 oz water
3 lbs Golden Light DME
1 can (30 oz) Libby's Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
2 lbs C&H Dark Brown Sugar
2 tbs pectin enzyme
1 pkt Lavlin K1V-1116
OG: 1.082
Should make 5 gal in secondary

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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It should be fine but wound just buy oak from LHBS. They have it b/c I guess they use it for wine. I use it to flavor neutral spirits and use about 10 cubes per gallon of spirits and then let it sit for 1 month or so. Try it and if you don't get enough flavor, then add more and repeat.

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:41 PM   #15
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I wish I had a LBHS, the closest is 1.5 hours away so I usually order a bunch of supplies online once in a while. That's why I was trying to make due with what I have lying around.

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