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Old 11-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #21
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Just a thought between the difference of adding oak chips to the primary vs secondary: the yeast in the primary may scrub some of the oak essence and flavor you'd be getting from the chips. I believe this is the reason many prefer to do the oak in the secondary, much like dry hopping. Would like to know how this turns out!


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Old 11-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #22
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I prefer to do my oaking in secondary after settling out clear myself. Don't want the yeast cake interfearing with the oak/whiskey flavors. Dry hopping in primary works just fine though.


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Hmm... You're awfully close to convincing me to buy TWO three gallon carboys and using the secondary for the oak. How would I transfer? Just siphon it?
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Def use a sanitized auto siphon rig. I keep one around for emergency use,as all my fv's & bottling bucket have spigots.
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I am currently doing a oaked imperial stout. What would be best temp and how long should it be in the primary stage
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If I were to take flavors a step further, how would I incorporare vanilla beans into this beer? Would I put one or two vanilla beans in with the bourbon and oak chips?
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I think you have to scrape the beans inside first. But yeah,they can go in with the chips. And the secondary should be at room temp. Try it for a week & see if you like the level of flavors added.
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It i brew day!! I'm so excited, but I had a hard time paying 12 bucks for one vanilla bean...
Anyway, I'm brewing with a friend today. Hope all goes well!!
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Didn't know vanilla beans cost that much. Hope it goes great!
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