Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bourbon in the oats

Ever wonder what would happen to 100 proof Kentucky Tavern if some was left in 4oz of medium roast French Oak chips? Here's what.

Kentucky Tavern bourbon starts a medium deep golden color in the bottle. Into each of two Mason jars went 2oz of medium roast French Oak chips and enough bourbon to cover them. The jars were placed on a self, out of the light, for a week. The end result. A side-by-side comparison.

The chips were put into the secondary to await the arrival of the Oatmeal Stout. The bourbon was recycled into another jar, this time containing 4oz of chips. A second jar was setup with 4oz and fresh bourbon. Not sure what I am going to do with it, but I'll figure that out later.

The Oatmeal Stout was racked off to the secondary and is now chilling for the next two weeks. The aroma from the stout was quite nice and I look forward to bottling day.

Racking the stout

Perhaps next time I'll take more pictures.

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