Oaked Stout

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Oaked Stout

Postby brewmeisterintng » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:11 pm

So, I have this Dominion Oak Barrel Stout Clone in the secondary (BYO recipe). I have added 2.5oz of medium toasted oak cubes to the secondary with two vanilla beans. How long do I let it sit in the secondary before bottling? I have never played with oak before and was wondering how long to wait.
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Postby slothrob » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:35 pm

I've never used oak, but the advice I've heard is to taste the beer regularly, until the oak flavor is at the level you would like. I've seen recommendations from 1 week to 2+ months, so I think it must depend on your taste preference.
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If I had really read the magazine (BYO Sept 05)

Postby brewmeisterintng » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:41 pm

There was an article in the same mag about oaking a beer and it referenced surface area exposed. I did taste it as you recommended and it totally rocked but didn't have the time to bottle it. I hope that it will still be good in a week as I will be sending this off to a competition.
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