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Old 10-24-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of brewing up a porter here one of these days and was wondering if anyone has ever added french oak chips to one of their own? Any thoughts? Cheers!
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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its a good idea, though you'd be better off adding it to your secondary for a week to 10 days. make sure you boil the chips in water first, and add the entire solution to the secondary.
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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Agreed, secondary is better. I used 4 oz. of American medium and 2 oz. of French medium in my Oak Aged Bourbon Porter. To sanitize, use steam, boil, or booze.

On Tap -
  1. 3 year old Oak Aged Bourbon Porter
  2. Irish Red Rye
  3. Robust Porter
  4. Russian Imperial Stout
  5. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Citra
  6. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Centennial
Primary - Nada
Secondary -
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:34 PM   #4
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I've never considered a porter would go with oaking.
Interesting idea though.
Have a beer on me.

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Old 04-07-2010, 04:23 PM   #5
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I wonder if the OP ever did this...? I've tried bourbon barrel oaked porters, but not a plain oaked porter and was thinking of trying it myself...
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