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  1. seanjwalker1

    How to ferment an octoberfest beer using ale yeast and little to no temperature control

    Fermentor bags work well. I got lucky and found a "New" returned open box one on Amazon for half price, normally $60 for $30 about 3 years ago. You might be able to find a used one. Check EBay. They get to be a pain changing out (4) 2L bottles every day for 2-3 weeks but they do work. I've since...
  2. seanjwalker1

    Secondary Scottish 90/- with oak chips

    So did you ever get around to doing a Scottish? Mine have been chilling darn near a year. Tasted good after 3 months but 10-12 months really made it smooth
  3. seanjwalker1

    Secondary Scottish 90/- with oak chips

    Just go easy on the wood chips, it can get over powering real fast. About 1 oz chips per 5 gallons, 1/2 oz for 2.5 gallons. Sometimes I do smaller 2.5 gallons batches. For a 2 gallon batch, I'd add enough grist for a 3.75 gallon batch. You can boil down 1 gallon to about 1/2 gallon, and you are...
  4. seanjwalker1

    Secondary Scottish 90/- with oak chips

    Glad I could help! For my Scottish I ordered a Spiced Winter ale kit from Northern Brewer. I think it came with 9 pounds of Golden Promise, 1 pound of English crystal and an Oz of mulling spices. I saved the spices for a Winter ale I brewed 2 weeks ago. I added a couple more pounds of grist, 4...
  5. seanjwalker1

    Secondary Scottish 90/- with oak chips

    What I did was soak 1oz of the Scotch barrel wood chips for 72 hours submerged in a heavy duty plastic baggie full of Chivas Regal Scotch whiskey. Then I put the chips in a large SS ball infuser and let it soak in fermenter for 5-7 days. It had plenty of Scotch/oak flavor at that point for me. I...
  6. seanjwalker1

    Secondary Scottish 90/- with oak chips

    I found them at Menard's. They sell them in the BBQ section as smoking chips. It's about a pound of chips, price wasn't bad. Just Google Scotch barrel wood chips Menard's. Hope this helps
  7. seanjwalker1

    Secondary Scottish 90/- with oak chips

    5 months cold conditioning/cold storage at 38-42° it turned out to be a pretty darn good Scottish ale. Thanks for your advise
  8. seanjwalker1

    Secondary Scottish 90/- with oak chips

    Thanks again! 2 weeks into cold conditioning after 3 weeks cold fermentation and it's already tasting good. Can't wait till 60 days in to Crack another "Taster"
  9. seanjwalker1

    Secondary Scottish 90/- with oak chips

    Yeah I was thinking along that line. I took it down to my basement (mid 60's) to infuse with Scotch barrel chips in secondary for a week (2.5 gal batch, 1oz chips so a week should be enough ) then I will let warm up during bottle carbonation, then cold storage at 40° for 90 days.Thanks for your...
  10. seanjwalker1

    Secondary Scottish 90/- with oak chips

    Hello all. I just racked a Scottish 90 shilling O.G 1.062 to a secondary to infuse with Scotch barrel wood chips. Primary was 3 weeks at 64°, F.G 1.016 . Do I secondary at room temperature or continue at low to mid 60's? . I know that after bottling it has to be cold conditioned for a couple...
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