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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.

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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.
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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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