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Old 08-26-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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Quick question. If I where to add bourbon to some kegged and carbonated beer for flavoring will it eventually separate from the beer because of the difference in the gravity?

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Old 08-26-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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No, it will work fine. I do it with a bourbon oaked amber and it works great. I soak 1oz toasted oak chips in 4-5oz bourbon on brew day and let it sit till the beer is kegged. I add the oak chips in a bag and dump the now nearly black bourbon in and it tastes great after a week. I let it sit the week for the oak flavors and to carbonate, if you are just adding whiskey, I'm not sure if you would need a little time for the "flavors to meld."
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Thanks for the reply. I'll have to do a taste test everyday just to see if in the future it needs time to mellow. I know when I add it to 16 oz of beer when trying to figure out my ratio needed for 5 gallons, the taste it there as soon as you drink it. With that being said, I have never tried waiting an hour or so to see if it's even better..
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