oak aged - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > oak aged
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-17-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
Huck-E-bear
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: pooler, GA
Posts: 45
Default oak aged

I just brewed a lambic and I wanted to age it in an oak barrel and I was curious about how long is long enough or if there is too long with beer.


Huck-E-bear is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
Ozzfest05
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 183
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

You can do this but there is an easier way to go about it.
This is what I would do, buy oak chips from your homebrew store, they sell them all over the city here.

They normally come in a small package not much bigger than your hand. One package is enough for 5 gallon batch, they also have toasted oak vs regular which will add some colour perhaps.

The chips you can easily sanitize, boil water toss the chips in for 2-3 mins then strain and ziploc until ready. Toss then right into secondary or use sanitized hop bag.

I would age it for 14-20 days. Some people will say this is too long, if you want oak taste, you want oak taste. Cut it back to 7 days for a lighter taste.

You can also use 1/2 a cup of Crown Royal Whisky and soak the oak chips for 10 days strain and toss to secondary



Ozzfest05 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 08:40 PM   #3
krenshaw
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
krenshaw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 1,120
Liked 53 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

bourbon makes everything better, not canadian whiskey
__________________
~ A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.

DOWN THE HATCH BREWING
Stainless Hop Spider | Wooden Brew Rig | Dual Hinge Keezer Build

Primaries: oxy :-(
Keg 1: Brown Ale | Keg 2: Porter | Keg 3: Belgian Wit
Bottles: lots full and even more empty
krenshaw is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 08:49 PM   #4
mitch171
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
Posts: 512
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

If you do age in a barrel it will be much longer than on chips. Even though there is more wood in a betray there is less end Grain which slows the process down and creates a superior product. Also plan on extra beer to top off the barrel since you will have to top it off sue to evaporation.
mitch171 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 02:01 AM   #5
Ozzfest05
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 183
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krenshaw View Post
bourbon makes everything better, not canadian whiskey
Canadian whiskey is the one and only whiskey, I know irishman that have moved here just to brag about our whiskey.
That is all.

Yes, the chips are quicker to age with which also make it more appealing.
Ozzfest05 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 02:35 AM   #6
mitch171
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
Posts: 512
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

More appealing if you are in a hurry less appealing if you want a more integrated texture and flavor.
mitch171 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #7
Huck-E-bear
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: pooler, GA
Posts: 45
Default

Thanks guys. I will try the chips in my stout that's finishing up and see if that's the route I want to go. Buj I like the idea of barrel aging. Another thing is I have never heard of or had good canadien whiskey... bourbon and single malt scotchs!
Huck-E-bear is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:41 PM   #8
krenshaw
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
krenshaw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 1,120
Liked 53 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Huck-E-bear View Post
Thanks guys. I will try the chips in my stout that's finishing up and see if that's the route I want to go. Buj I like the idea of barrel aging. Another thing is I have never heard of or had good canadien whiskey... bourbon and single malt scotchs!
bazinga.. Huck-E-Bear, i like the way you think
__________________
~ A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.

DOWN THE HATCH BREWING
Stainless Hop Spider | Wooden Brew Rig | Dual Hinge Keezer Build

Primaries: oxy :-(
Keg 1: Brown Ale | Keg 2: Porter | Keg 3: Belgian Wit
Bottles: lots full and even more empty
krenshaw is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 11:31 PM   #9
Ozzfest05
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 183
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Huck-E-bear View Post
Thanks guys. I will try the chips in my stout that's finishing up and see if that's the route I want to go. Buj I like the idea of barrel aging. Another thing is I have never heard of or had good canadien whiskey... bourbon and single malt scotchs!
lol it was somewhat of a joke, except I do believe canadian whisky is far better than any other. Forty creek whisky is heavenly. I will actually buy a bottle of a fine (expensive) canadian whisky and bring it down for you.
I must warn you I normally drink it to the bottom when with a friend.
Ozzfest05 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 02:08 AM   #10
Huck-E-bear
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: pooler, GA
Posts: 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozzfest05

lol it was somewhat of a joke, except I do believe canadian whisky is far better than any other. Forty creek whisky is heavenly. I will actually buy a bottle of a fine (expensive) canadian whisky and bring it down for you.
I must warn you I normally drink it to the bottom when with a friend.
Don't you threaten me!! I will meet you with some of kentuckys finest!


Huck-E-bear is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools



Forum Jump