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Old 12-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default Oak chips for barrel aged flavor question

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I'm trying to create an old English IPA and I would love to barrel age my batch but since I'm a small timer I can only use oak chips for the flavor and aroma. My abv in this batch will be about 6.85 %. Any ideas on how many ounces of oak chips I should add to my secondary to get an oak ages flavor?

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Usually, you can use anywhere from about 1-5 oz. I'd recommend using 2 or 3 and letting it sit until you like the flavor.

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I use an ounce for 5 gallons for a week to ten days.

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