- Jan 11, 2010
- Reaction score
Not long at all. I brewed it on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. I racked it to secondary on Wednesday, 30 September 2015, which is when I added the bourbon and the oak chips. I bottled it on Monday, 7 December 2015, so it had been in the secondary for over two months. From bottling to this past Sunday was just a bit over a month of bottle-conditioning. Another son-in-law and I tried a bottle on Christmas Day, at the chocolate taste was almost overwhelming. In the recent taste, the chocolate has mellowed and other tastes are coming to the foreground. I would pronounce the bottles from Sunday evening to be very good...NOT excellent, yet, but it is moving in that general direction.