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Old 12-07-2008, 02:41 AM   #1
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Default Sanitizing oak chips?

I have a hard cider in the primary, and I plan on racking onto toasted oak chips for a couple of weeks before bottling. Should I sanitize them before using, and how?


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Old 12-07-2008, 03:07 AM   #2
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Steam them for 20 minutes.


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Yea - I read over at Probrewer that they like to use those Cocoa chips that are used for mulching. Talk about wondering about sanitizing.
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I've used the tip from a previous zymurgy:
-Place the chips/cubes in a microwave safe container and just barely cover w/ water & cover the container
-microwave until the water boils
-Let sit for 2 minutes
-repeat 2xs
You can pitch both the wood and the water.
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Definitely pitch the water in, lots of oakiness in there.


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