- Jan 1, 2015
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I brewed a Russian Imperial Stout and it's has fully fermented out with an FG 1.026. I am pleased with the final product with one exception. I added 2 oz. of French Oak Chips during secondary fermentation and have noted a strong woody aftertaste as the beer finishes. I thought of maybe adding some vanilla beans to counter act the flavor but would like to hear if anyone else has come across this same situation and how they worked to mellow the strong bitter wood notes that finish out the beer. I will be aging the beer through the summer in a cool cellar and plan on bottling it sometime in early fall for drinking this winter.