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Old 10-17-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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I just Kegged up the “Oaked” APA that I made a few weeks ago.

One word…awesome.

I Cut up some white Oak that I had into ½ inch cubes and toasted them up in some tin foil on the grill. I turned them then every few minutes until all sides were dark but not burned. I added 1.5 oz to the secondary at the same time I dry hoped .75 oz of cascade.

The flavor is not subtle but not overpowering either. This is a pretty Hoppy APA with magnum and Cascade and it balances well. If I was going for a lighter flavored beer 1 oz would have been plenty. (1 oz of ½ in cubes does not look like a lot). It did darken the color some compared to the non oaked batch.

I can’t wait for another week of aging and carbonation in the keg.

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Old 10-17-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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Ive always boiled my oak chips to sterilize them.When your done the water will be black.

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Old 10-17-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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1.5 oz is a whole lot of oak.

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Old 10-18-2009, 12:56 AM   #4
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I thought that too. I was going to use just an oz and it was 8 cubes. so I used 12. maybe mine weren't as dry and light as cubes from a home brew shop

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