About a month ago I had the pleasure of tasting one of the best beers i've ever had the pleasure of tasting. It was a scottish beer that smelled and tasted just like what a good whiskey or scotch smells like! A group of people in a homebrew club got their hands on a big oak barrel, made their batches of beer all the same recepie, and poured them into the barrel. They then aged it then split it up and bottled. It was FANTASTIC! I still can taste it! I want to make a beer like this. I don't, however, want to get an oak barrel. What would be a good recepie for this beer? How would I prepare some oak chips. What kind of chips should I get? SOMEONE HELP!!!