Got wood? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Got wood?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
NTOLERANCE
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Made Milwaukee Famous
Posts: 435
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts



My fermentation chamber smells wonderful.

Ipa with applewood in the secondary. If the smell is any indication, should be a winner
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-20120715-00106.jpg
Views:	983
Size:	47.8 KB
ID:	68373  
__________________
They call him easy.....easy brewer.....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
NTOLERANCE
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Made Milwaukee Famous
Posts: 435
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts


Wow why is the pic turned? Silly tablet, pics are for pc's
__________________
They call him easy.....easy brewer.....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #3
tuckferrorists
 
tuckferrorists's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Baton Rouge
Posts: 428
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


DId you prep the wood anyway before putting it in there?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
NTOLERANCE
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Made Milwaukee Famous
Posts: 435
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts


No, not this time. I have lightly sprayed star san in the past.

This is a thrown together ipa called "hop dump". Not a big loss if i lose it due to the wood. I have some saved wort i may boil and add after a few days.

Gonna let is sit on the wood a month or so.
__________________
They call him easy.....easy brewer.....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #5
Ramitt
 
Ramitt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 1,117
Liked 69 Times on 64 Posts


interesting, seems like a lot of wood chips. I have never tried applewood chips, but a month sounds pretty long. I did a barley wine with about 1 oz per gallon french oak and it tasted a bit like eating a board after 2 weeks secondary for many months after bottling. Might want to sample a small amount weekly.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
November
...relax...
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
November's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Southern AZ
Posts: 611
Liked 128 Times on 70 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramitt View Post
interesting, seems like a lot of wood chips. I have never tried applewood chips, but a month sounds pretty long. I did a barley wine with about 1 oz per gallon french oak and it tasted a bit like eating a board after 2 weeks secondary for many months after bottling. Might want to sample a small amount weekly.
I also recommend frequent sampling. I have had poor results with wood because the flavor became over-powering. It dissipates eventually but that can take a long time.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 10:54 PM   #7
NTOLERANCE
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Made Milwaukee Famous
Posts: 435
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts


Yeah I will sample. Check my recipes, I have another wood aged IPA posted.

As for the amount, I filled my funnel with chips, and then "shook" them into the carboy.

Considering it took 3 months to sail form Britain to India, I am not overly concerned.

If you don't take chances........youll never fail, nor exceed expectations.
__________________
They call him easy.....easy brewer.....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #8
NTOLERANCE
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Made Milwaukee Famous
Posts: 435
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts


Ok, so 2 weeks down, half the chips are on the bottom, half on the top.

I am now, just below my target F.G. (1.012 target 1.014)When I racked to the the secondary, I was at 1.022. So the secondary dropped it a bit more. I would like to age it some more, but I think after sampling, and my low IBU's I am going to keg it.

Anyway, tasting is good, rather a mellow IPA, bitterness is there although I am wondering if the wood mellowed it some. Target was 50 IBUs so its on the low side to begin with.

Once its carbed I'll post the final results and recipe.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-20120729-00141.jpg
Views:	365
Size:	23.2 KB
ID:	70076   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-20120729-00143.jpg
Views:	385
Size:	37.6 KB
ID:	70078  
__________________
They call him easy.....easy brewer.....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 11:48 AM   #9
ChuckO
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
ChuckO's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Keyrock, WV
Posts: 1,019
Liked 145 Times on 103 Posts


I'll bet that after a quick rinse of the wood chips they will work wonders on a pork butt in a smoker.

Sounds like a good combination, apple & IPA!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 12:11 PM   #10
trapdoor
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Posts: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramitt
interesting, seems like a lot of wood chips. I have never tried applewood chips, but a month sounds pretty long. I did a barley wine with about 1 oz per gallon french oak and it tasted a bit like eating a board after 2 weeks secondary for many months after bottling. Might want to sample a small amount weekly.
Ramitt, I'm a newb and this is off topic: did the over-oaked taste subside after a few months with your barleywine? I'm going to throw 2oz bourbon-soaked French oak cubes into a batch of imperial stout and I'm nervous about it tasting like "eating a board"... soaked in bourbon. Thoughts?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wood barrels shrades General Beer Discussion 2 11-18-2012 08:38 AM
Got wood ! hoppybrewster General Beer Discussion 18 06-09-2012 12:26 AM
Look at my wood(and tell me if it's oak) weisennt General Beer Discussion 6 03-17-2012 05:40 PM
Flavoring with wood STLExpat General Beer Discussion 6 02-05-2012 06:50 PM
Using wood usmcoklahoma General Beer Discussion 15 07-12-2011 05:47 PM


Forum Jump