I got an IPA kit from Midwest supplies. The Octane IPA kit.
The kit comes with oak chips to steep in the beer. Well I added the wood chips and some hops for dry hopping and everything seemed fine.
I am tasting the beer for the first time tonight and it seems off. It almost has too much of a wood taste. I can taste the hops but it is being drown out by the wood chips. It almost has a whiskey taste to it.
My question is do you think this might mellow out with age. It is a bit early to be drinking. 3.5 weeks. Could it maybe be a sanitation issue? I did not even think to sanitize the wood chips. I just threw them in there with a bunch of leaf hops.
Anyway It has a very curious taste. I am sure my buddy will drink it if I do not like it. He loves whiskey and beer.