I made a double barrel ale clone 2.5 weeks ago.
Forgot to put oak in the primary(it called for 1.5oz)
So when I transfered the beer into the secondary I put in about 2.5 oz(it called for an additional 1.5oz during secondary ferm.)
It was in the secondary for 7 days and when I took a gravity reading it smelled and tasted like wood. It had a nice aftert taste of good flavor beer but the first thinfg that hits you is wood.
I decided to transfer it to a third vessel, and get rid of the oak chips. I took another gravity reading and it still smelled and tasted woody.
Here is my question; Will the wood smell flavor mellow, or get worse? Can I do anything to help the situation? Should I bottle?
Any advice is very appreciated.