I am going to brew an all grain batch of Denny's bourbon vanilla imperial porter. I'm going to use 2 vanilla beans and add some bourbon at bottling time.
I was thinking of using 2 ounces of medium toast american oak cubes. I'm starting to have second thoughts about the oak. I've only oaked an IPA with chips and that was a mistake for an IPA in my experience (I split the batch and the oaked batch had almost a wine like taste--put of place on an AIPA).
I also understand that when using cubes vs. chips, you usually need to let it age for a couple months? should I soak the cubes in bourbon for 2 weeks while it is in the primary and dump in the cubes/bourbon when I transfer to secondary after 2 weeks?
Anyone have any suggestions/experiences on oaking BVIP?