Oak aging?

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Oak aging?

Post by chris2012 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:49 pm

Has anyone bought any oak sticks from here, out of interest:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oak-Sticks-f ... 2044014602

I'm wondering how well they'd work in beer. They seem to also sell cubes, or sticks with cuts in.

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Re: Oak aging?

Post by Paddington » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:44 am

Chris, subscribe to Brulosophy podcasts, they did one on this subject. Quite possibly on their website, too.

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Post by WalesAles » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 pm

Chris,
I did a Coopers Stout using French Bourbon Barrel Oak chips.
Like these......https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/American-Oak ... ctupt=true
Dry Hopped them for a week on day 7 of fermentation. It was BLM! =D>
Here is a review of the Beer......
viewtopic.php?f=80&p=829763#p829763

WA

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Post by Normski » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:27 am

I've been useing some Jack daniels oak chips for a few years that are sold for BBQ's. They are chipped jack daniels barrels 100% oak no aditives to assist burning.
I use them to age rum and whisky, but have also used them with some of my beers.
As they are very spirit soaked they are well sanitized. Up to a month in secondary and they are very good.
Every couple of years I dry them and take a blow torch to them, to add a bit more char to the oak.
https://www.therange.co.uk/outdoor-livi ... ips#161504
£8 for 1Kg
The Doghouse Brewery (UK)

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Re: Oak aging?

Post by chris2012 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:26 pm

Cheers everyone for the info, definitely gonna give this a shot soon!. Probably in a RIS.

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Post by steviebobs83 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:05 pm

I racked a gallon of Belgian Dark Strong Ale onto some of these...

Charcoal Companion Port Soaked Wood Chips / 88.5 cu.in, Brown, 7.59x13.31x24.21 cm https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00U1GIEMY/ ... aDbD8KM580

Wish I'd done the whole 5 gallon batch, twas lovely.

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Re: Oak aging?

Post by chris2012 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:49 pm

Sounds good, there's a Belgian quad recipe, I've been wanting to try for a while too.

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Post by chris2012 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:11 pm

I ended up getting some oak cubes from - https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... hunks-500g

Just wondering if anyone has used those particular ones, and has advice re. how much to use and for roughly how long?

I have a stainless mesh to put the cubes in and just ordered a lid with a hook to attach it to.

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Post by mozza » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:42 pm

chris2012 wrote:I ended up getting some oak cubes from - https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... hunks-500g

Just wondering if anyone has used those particular ones, and has advice re. how much to use and for roughly how long?

I have a stainless mesh to put the cubes in and just ordered a lid with a hook to attach it to.
I’ve got a bag as well. They’re going in to a plum wine next week Image
Cheers and gone,

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Re: Oak aging?

Post by chris2012 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm

Oooh cool!

We've got a damson tree, but most of the damsons have gone into gin. I wanted to pick more which are all very high up
and bought https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_Prod ... ry-Picker/ and lashed to a rod, but that
didn't work too well heh.

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Re: Oak aging?

Post by nickjdavis » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:34 pm

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I ended up getting some oak cubes from - https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... hunks-500g

Just wondering if anyone has used those particular ones, and has advice re. how much to use and for roughly how long?

I have a stainless mesh to put the cubes in and just ordered a lid with a hook to attach it to.
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Use the entire bag. Four weeks in secondary should be plenty. I used the rum cask chips in a Smoked Baltic Porter a while back and it was excellent.

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Re: Oak aging?

Post by chris2012 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:52 pm

Cheers, thanks for the heads up!

Will do that!

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