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Old 09-01-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
Jul 2012
Fremont, MI
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I need to add some oak and bourbon to my porter in the secondary. I plan on soaking the chips in bourbon for a couple days and placing in the secondary for a week. Do I need to sanitize the chips first or will the bourbon kill any bacteria? I was just gonna sanitize a jar fill with the chips and bourbon and dump into the secondary... Any advice if I'm doing it wrong???

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Old 09-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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You don't really need to sanitize anything. The alcohol content of the bourbon will do that for you.

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