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Old 09-01-2011, 02:37 AM   #51
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I am in the middle of making something VERY similiar. One thing I am afraid of, it has been sitting in secondary for 5 months. Will yeast be dead? I am afraid thing wont CARB up, when I add some cane sugar and bottle. What do you think, any suggestions??


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Old 09-01-2011, 05:32 AM   #52
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Pitch another packet of yeast when it goes into the bottling bucket. That will make sure it carbs.


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Old 10-10-2011, 01:24 PM   #53
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So for Hibbleton's recipe, he has 8.5oz of bourbon and 3 oz of oak chips. My question is, when adding this to the secondary do you strain the bourbon off and just add the soaked chips to the beer? or do you add the oak chips and the bourbon?
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:29 PM   #54
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I just drank my last bottle of this year-old beer, and there is no bourbon flavor at all. There was some before but it was never very strong. If I made it again I would use charred oak cubes instead of chips, boil them a short while to remove astringency (which was prevalent the first few months in mine), just barely cover the cubes in bourbon for at least a couple weeks, dump all the oak and bourbon into a secondary fermenter, then rack the beer off the yeast and into the secondary and let it sit there a couple of weeks until it tastes good. Remember these are just ideas, I haven't made a second batch of this yet.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:59 PM   #55
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I used 4oz of oak chips,& 5 jiggers (about 7.5oz) of Beam's Black in a sealed container in the fridge while fermenting the dark ale I made to use it in. Poured the chips/bourbon mixture through a hop sack,tied it off,& dropped it in. Racked the dark ale on top of it. I let it sit for 8 days,& it was strong already. I bottled it on 7/2/11,& it took 9 weeks,& 6 days to condition. Then 2 weeks in the fridge for good head & carbonation.
Not to mention,getting the malt & hops to shine through again.
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I made Northern Brewers Black IPA and aged with oak and bourbon. Very Dark, and strong oak and bourbon taste. It is mellowing a bit after a month in the bottle, and is very drinkable....
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has anyone tried this?

http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/recipe/3b0cb7eb/
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Here's another thread with an email from the brewery...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/my-k...ttempt-281790/
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Here's another thread with an email from the brewery...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/my-k...ttempt-281790/
Thanks.. I really want to make this brew for my brother as it's his favorite beer.


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