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Offline keithshead

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Authentic IPA with oak chips
« on: August 10, 2009, 03:54:40 AM »
Loading an  oak barrel of indian pale ale onto a ship to send it to the other side of the world must have given a certain amount  of oakiness to the flavour. to that end i  will  shortly be racking my brew over to my  secondary ready for dry  hoping when i will also add some french oak chips. Problem is; how much and  for how long? Anyone had  any experience with oak chips. i have 5gallons

Offline SleepySamSlim

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Re: Authentic IPA with oak chips
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 11:23:04 PM »
What I got from an interview by Jamil was 1 to 1.5 ounces of oak cubes per 5 gallons for at least 2 weeks. You'll want to steam them for 8-10 min to sterilize -- MaltLicker recommended putting them in a sanitized grain bag with a couple of sanitized marbles so it would sink to the bottom of your secondary. 
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