Originally Posted by Haputanlas
I always just stick the chips in a Pyrex glass, fill the glass with water till it barely covers the oak, microwave until the water boils for about 20-30 seconds and then cool to about 60 degrees.
After the chips are cool, i put them into a very large hop bag and dump them into the fermenter or keg. This way i can taste the effects of the chips over time and remove the bag when it's ready.
Oh, and i also dump in the excess water that remained from the Pyrex glass into the beer as well.
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