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Old 04-01-2009, 04:55 PM   #1
Mar 2009
North-East California
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Hello all,

I have a sweet stout in the primary, it has about another week to go. Yesterday I remembered I had some oak chips I wanted to put in there, so I got em soaking in some whiskey.
Should I put in the primary for this last week, or can/should I put em in the keg to condition?

Any advice/guidance would be much appriciated. Thanks!

Slán go foill,


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Old 04-01-2009, 09:33 PM   #2

I've never done this, but I would think that adding the chips during conditioning would be better than during fermentation - there's so much going on during fermentation.


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Old 04-01-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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in secondary. if you oak in the keg, the beer will just keep soaking up the oak flavor, to the point it can become way overpowering and not tastey.
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