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Old 10-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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Im brewing an Irish Red this weekend, my own recipe but I was thinking about Oaking it, say a couple ounces in a secondary for a week prior to kegging.

Am I crazy?

Has anyone tried this?

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Old 10-07-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Yep. Oak lends a nice complexity to the beer. However, I think you will want to let it sit more than a week. I'd suggest two weeks. Alternatively, how long does a keg last you? Consider putting the oak right into the keg.

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Yep. Oak lends a nice complexity to the beer. However, I think you will want to let it sit more than a week. I'd suggest two weeks. Alternatively, how long does a keg last you? Consider putting the oak right into the keg.
Yep I'm crazy or Yep you've tried it?

Thanks for the suggestion, ok, I'll try two weeks in a secondary. I'm not sure about putting it in the keg as it may be there for 3 weeks or 3 days, kinda depends on how much company I have.
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Yep I'm crazy or Yep you've tried it?
lol ... yep, I've tried it. Two summers ago, I oaked pretty much everything I made.
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