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Old 02-19-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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My coworker and i were fighting over the best wood to soak up honey jack with to flavor a beer with. What is the best wood to use and not get the wood flavor in the beer to?

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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soak the wood in hot/boiling water for a while, change the water a few times that should get the wood essence out. i've never done this but it'as where i would start short of just pouring the booze right into the beer.

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soak the wood in hot/boiling water for a while, change the water a few times that should get the wood essence out. i've never done this but it'as where i would start short of just pouring the booze right into the beer.
Just pouring it in would it dramatically change the profile of the brew?
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If you don't want wood flavor in the beer, then WHY would you want to use oak chips? Oak chips are made of wood afterall, we typically add them for the wood flavor...

If you don't want wood, just pour the bourbon straight in.

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If you don't want wood flavor in the beer, then WHY would you want to use oak chips? Oak chips are made of wood afterall, we typically add them for the wood flavor...

If you don't want wood, just pour the bourbon straight in.
Would that change the profile of the brew
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What brew? We don't know what you're brewing.

But if you don't want a wood flavor, then don't use wood.

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Would that change the profile of the brew
if you are putting booze in the beer it would seem to me you are trying to change the profile of the beer.
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