Originally Posted by Hello
18 oz is way too much. As is the recommended 16 from a northern brewer recipe. Unless you plan in sitting on the beer for 6+ months to let it mellow, 4 oz was enough for me plus what the beans and oak absorbed. I'm very happy with mine.
It may be for you! I find it about right abd have done it many times. And what does it need to mellow for? The bourbon is probably several years old already.
If you read my post, I didn't say he should add that to his brew, I said he should see how 2 teaspoons tasted in the next beer he drinks, and make his own decision from there.