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Old 04-23-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Has anybody done this?

Have this Dirty Bastard clone in the fermenter right now.

Was thinking that if I am not "Wowed" by the results I would soak some oak cubes in Maker's mark and toss them in to make it into a Backwoods Bastard clone.


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Old 04-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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If it's fully carbed, adding any solids to the beer will cause a pretty instantaneous (and probably quite vigorous) bubbling and overflowing--see Mentos+Coke, for example. I wouldn't add the oak, although you could soak the cubes in maker's and then add bourbon (now infused with oak) itself if you liked.

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Old 04-23-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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Release pressure (keep it cold) to nil, and do so again in 4 hours.

Should be safe to add, but I wouldn't do it. The mediocre beer you have is better than the over the top too much beer that you end up with, and then have to down.

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