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Old 02-13-2012, 12:20 AM   #21
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I had a 4 pack of the KBBA recently. I thought it tasted more like a good bourbon than ale. I like bourbon,but I want the ale to shine through as well. I used a dark ale recipe to make my whiskely ale. Needs less oak/bourbon,& a tad more malt imo. It was good,but needed more balance. Like the KBBA.
See I think KBBA is one of the best beers made. That's what's nice about people having different tastes. I'm oaking a KBBA as we speak, and plan on bottling it with 675ml of Makers Mark (Gods gift to Bourbon lovers).
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:54 AM   #22
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Do you always have to brew a porter or a stout or can you add bourbon and oak chips to a batch of ale?
Since when is a porter or stout not an ale?
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:22 AM   #23
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Short's Bourbon Barrel Huma-Lupa-Liscious is a bourboned IPA and I like it a lot.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:07 AM   #24
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We tapped the keg and are drinking it now. This beer is very light and very good. We don't really taste the oak or vanilla but not really sure because there is something very subtle and
it is very good. I definitely had enough bourbon in it. Just right, not too overpowering like the first week. I think I will try two beans instead of one next time and 4oz of the oak cubes with the 3oz of Maker's Mark to see what happens. I am very happy with these results.

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:40 AM   #25
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Ok- Can I just cube up any kind of oak-say- if I where a woodworker? And can I use rye or any other whiskey?
So does anyone have an answer to this?
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http://beerandwood.com/got-wood.doc
and yes on the rye or other whiskey.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:56 AM   #27
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http://beerandwood.com/got-wood.doc
and yes on the rye or other whiskey.
Thank you much.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:59 AM   #28
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I make a special effort to bring some home when I pass through Kentucky?
YES!!! YOU DO!!!

How TF would I know?

Strange question.





The oaked bourbon stout has been done. EXPERIMENT!!

However, ...........being from Kentucky,..........the bourbon ale sucks, as do most every bourbon ales.

I had to add a pot of STRONG coffe to my 1 and only bourbon oak beer before I could drink it.

It sounds good on paper, but bourbon and beer do not work for me.
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