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Old 11-30-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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I am brewing a TB Oaked Imperial Stout and accidentaly added the oak powder during the steep. Will my beer be ok or just really oaky?

Any suggestions to keep that from happening?

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Old 11-30-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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I am brewing a TB Oaked Imperial Stout and accidentaly added the oak powder during the steep. Will my beer be ok or just really oaky?

Any suggestions to keep that from happening?
Yes. Don't add the oak powder during the steep.

It probably won't turn out very oaky at all, since oak requires a bit of contact time to extract the flavors.


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Yes. Don't add the oak powder during the steep.

It probably won't turn out very oaky at all, since oak requires a bit of contact time to extract the flavors.
Ok, thanks,

so all the oak powder would be removed in the bag? I would have thought it would have dispersed during the steep and then leave me with an over oaky brew.

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Beer is a lot harder to mess up than most people think. Assuming that was the only "mistake" I'm sure the beer will be fine.
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How is oak powder normally added? I know very little about it, knowing that would help me come up with some educated speculation.

Nevermind, I got bored and searched and found this thread.

If some got into the boil you may have more tannins in there than you planned on. What sorta consistency is this oak powder? Is it like really tiny mulch, or is it practically sawdust?



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