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Old 02-20-2012, 04:26 AM   #1
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Default The use of oak chips.

So i have a cherry melomel that's still in the primary. Its been going for 2 weeks now. I was considering using some oak chips. My question is when to use, how much and how long before you rack it off the oak.


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Old 02-20-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Many people say that it doesn't matter WHEN you oak but the duration does matter. Personally, I put 1 oz in a 5 gal batch for about 1 month, 2 weeks if I want a really light oaking. I like to put it in before my final racking and bottling.

Not sure exactly what the protocal is.

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