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Old 09-13-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, thanks for checking out this thread.

I picked up a Bourbon Barrel Porter Kit from Northern Brewer which includes some oak cubes which will be soaked in bourbon and then added to the secondary.

I am thinking of charring the oak cubes prior to the soaking (think Jack Daniel's charred oak barrels) and I thought I would come here for some thoughts on that.

Are there any immediate negatives you can think of (other than possible increased rate of consumption)?

Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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What toast cubes did you buy? I was under the impression that cubes were pretoasted when you bought them.

 
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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What toast cubes did you buy? I was under the impression that cubes were pretoasted when you bought them.
There is no mention of toasting... I haven't opened the packet to see if they are toasted, however, I suspect if they are toasted I wouldn't need to char them, and if they aren't, it sounds like charring is done to the oak cubes in other secondaries.
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