I use bourbon-soaked oak chips in my scotch ale. My last batch got infected, but that's another story.
I want to add the chips to a carboy, as I'll be aging it for over a month. It's easier to add them to a bucket, but I'd rather not age it in plastic for that long.
However, oak chips are hard to get out of a carboy. And a muslin bag with oak chips is REALLY hard to get out of a carboy.
Any ideas on how to overcome this bottleneck?