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Old 07-08-2006, 04:26 PM   #11
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Well first.welcome to a fellow Canadian. Second, if you are giving this brew as a gift make sure it will be liked by the receiver. That is of course unless you plan on drinking it yourself if they don't like it.

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Old 07-08-2006, 10:29 PM   #12
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boo boo, it is always good to see another Canadian on this board so hi back!

Instead of the JD pellets I think I will just use wine making oak chips, I know those will work. What is a good time period to let this beer cellar? I could make it later in the summer, I just wanted to give it time to reach it's potential.

I hope that this beer will be easy to like. I want to give it as a gift so that some of my friends will realize there is more to life than pee in a can. Should I just drop the oak for now and make a straightforward irish red? That doesn't sound like as much fun!

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Old 07-11-2006, 04:30 AM   #13
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Nah... keep the oak, man. It comes out pretty interesting. I've always added oak to the primary, and just kind of boiled up the chips in a pint of water... used wine-making oak no trouble at all... seems to be about the right amount too. It all depends on how oaky you like your juice.

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