7/15/2013 – For a strong stout I wish to add that aged in an oak barrel flavor. Would it be better to use chips or an oak spiral as in wine? If so, how much, for how long, and when do I introduce.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: All good questions. As is often the case, there is no "best" way. It's an individual thing.Either way of introducing oak is just fine. It just a matter of preference how you want to use it. I like using oak chips. Easy. For strong stouts and red wines, using about 4 to 8 ounces during fermentation works just fine. Let it sit on the chips during primary fermentation (2-4 weeks). You can also do it during secondary fermentation (in the carboy), but it will take longer to develop the oak flavor. Your tastes may be different. That's OK. Longer oak exposure will obviously lead to more oak flavor. Less will give less oak flavor. For deep red wines, you probably want more. For white wines, like chardonnay, it takes less.Another consideration is how "toasted" your oak is. As you might suspect, a heavy toast yields a more burned flavor. Light toast will yield (guess what) a lighter taste. One more consideration! The more oak that is used in a wine, the more aging time is required to give a "smooth" taste. Oak is just like that. Highly oaked wine will take at least 6 months of aging. A year or more is not uncommon. For a light toast, 3-6 months is fine. Same goes for beers, like stout.Too much information? You asked...
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
1/26/2008 – I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
11/5/2006 – I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on Saturdaysand 11:00am-3pm on Sundays
8/16/2006 – we're interested in oakchips for whisky preparation.kindly advise.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We have several kinds, french, american, light toast, etc. Here are some links
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