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Old 04-08-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Ok, can one get the same flavoring from adding oak chips to a carboy as can be obtained through oak barrel storage?



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Old 04-08-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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I haven't tried comparing the two so keep that in mind with my response...oak barrels let in way more oxygen than a glass carboy would so that is the biggest difference I can see over time. Oak chips are available in all the oak types as barrels with all the different roast levels so I would think you could get almost the same flavor characteristic. I like using cubes for the ease of control over the oakiness.

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Relevant thread that might be helpful.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/oak-chips-oak-barrel-102501/

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