I'll be brewing up an AHS Oaked Imperial Whiskey Stout this weekend and with only 3 brews so far, have some quick questions. The OG will be 1.087; FG 1.020.
After fermentation is complete, the recipe calls to add oak chips and 375 mL whisky to the beer. The oak chips will have been soaking about 2 weeks in the whisky. I've been influenced by others on here that secondary vessels are not necessary; as after the yeasies do their duty (doody? hehe
) they will clean up after themselves (as good little boys and girls do).
Question 1: Since the whisky is being added, would it be fine to leave in primary, or would secondary be better in this case?
Question 2: Would it be better to add the oak chips without the whisky to the primary for some time, then secondary and add the whisky for some time?
Question 3: Recipe also recomends 3 months of storage. Would this be better to do in primary (if not transfering), in secondary (if transfering), or in bottles? I'll be using swing tops for bottles, and likely moving in 2 months.
Cheers and many thanks,