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Oak Cubes

How does one make use of the Oak Cubes? Do they get thrown in during primary or secondary or whenever?

I believe they are put in the secondary most of the time. You can also add them to a keg if you have a draft system.

I have also read, but never tried boiling them to make an “oak tea” then adding a little of it at a time to the finished beer until reaching the desired flavor. The same could be done by soaking them in bourbon or other liquor for a while and using that.

Like adding any flavor go easy at first. Not enough will be much better drinking than too much.

I did find a decent article about adding spices and oak.

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2011/05/h ... pices.html
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