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Old 06-12-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
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There's Scotch Beer which is apparently a beer inspired by Scotch. I rather prefer Irish whiskey to Scotch (Jameson!) so I thought it would be an interesting experiment sometime down the line to do something like a Scotch beer but Irish whiskey inspired instead of Scotch inspired.

Apparently Irish whiskey generally (and Jameson specifically) has up to 60% unmalted barley. Hmmmm, if I used 60% roast barley in a beer it would be completely undrinkable. What to use to get a Irish whiskey-ish taste? A limited bit of roast barley? Raw barley? Torrefied barley? Oak chips? Oak chips soaked in whiskey? Just being lazy and dumping some whiskey in the secondary?

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I don' t have any suggestions but that sounds damn tasty to me so if you whip something together let me know how it turns out.
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Might want to try the oak chips soaked in irish whiskey, that sound spretty good. I wouldn't get too carried away with them though, maybe a half to an ounce in the secondary for a week or two.

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Pouring whiskey into it isn't lazy. I don't think you're going to get a whiskey taste otherwise. Soak a half-ounce of oak cubes in about a cup of whiskey for a week or two. Then throw all that into the secondary.


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