adding oak to rogue brutal bitter clone
I dont post to often..not knowledegable to answer any questions and can find the answers to all my questions in threads.
I am doing a rogue brutal bitter clone from brew 365 listed below and was thinking of adding some american oak heavy toast chips to the secondary? I have always been interested in adding the complexity of oak to an ipa but not sure if this is the one to do it with. Any thoughts on this whether its a good or bad idea to oak an ipa in general and then specifically this clone?
All-Grain Recipe - Rogue Brutal Bitter ::: 1.061/1.015 (5.5 Gal)
Grain Bill (Assumes 72% Efficiency)
10.5 lbs. - Maris Otter Pale Malt
1.25 lbs. - CaraVienna Malt (22 L)
1 lb. - CaraWheat (40L) Malt
1 lb. - Crystal Malt (20L)
1/2 lb. - Crystal Malt (40L)
Hop Schedule [59 IBU]
2 oz - Crystal hops [4% AA] (60 min.)
2 oz - Crystal hops [4% AA] (40 min.)
2 oz - Crystal hops [4% AA] (20 min.)
2 oz - Crystal hops [4% AA] (5 min.)
Wyeast Rogue PacMan Yeast - 1000ml starter.
Mash at 153° for 60 min.
Sparge as Usual
Cool quickly, aerate, and ferment at 66°