I'm brewing an imperial stout. It will have 10-12% ABV in the end (hopefully). I never used wood chips before, but want to add it to this beer. I read through guides but I read everything from just 24 hours to 2 months.
I have about 12 liters of the stout and want to add the chips next week after primary fermentation is done. How much do I add and how long?
I would prefer to do it for 2 weeks as I'm on vacation that time. My plan would be to fill a 100-150ml glas with the chips, soak them in whisky, drain, add to a bag and add the to the fermenter. Is this reasonable? It would be better to be on the safe side and to don't have an overwhelming wood character.
If it matters, the beer will be bottled after the secondary and I want to wait until winter to drink it.