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Old 12-13-2009, 01:18 PM   #21
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My beer isn't even supposed to have a bourbon taste! But it does, and it's good!

I took one ounce of oak chips and poured some Buffalo Trace on them in a small bowl. I'd guess it was about 2-3 ounces or less of bourbon. I didn't measure it, but the chips absorbed most of the bourbon. Then I put those in the carboy. (Remember this was a 3 gallon batch, though).
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:21 PM   #22
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The other thing to keep in mind is that some beers can better handle the strong flavors of bourbon and/or oak. This beer, while not quite an Arrogant Bastard clone due to pour efficiency, really can handle the oak and bourbon. The crystal 120L, and the 3 ounces of chinnook hops give it balance.

The oak was too much, though, for quite a while! Even 10 days on one ounce of oak was a wee bit too much.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:45 PM   #23
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This is the recipe I used:

http://www.brew-dudes.com/holiday-ale-recipe/111

I modified it to use extract instead of all grain, and put even more bourbon than they called for (8 oz bourbon, 4 oz oak chips). Seems like this brew will be a bit overpowering. I may shelve it for next year, but I'll definitely be sampling a few bottles to check it out.
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