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jsbeckton

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I have generally stuck to the kit instructions in terms of oak additions and durations rather than by taste. I have a wine that has been bulk aging for about 8 months and I thought the oak was lacking so I added some the last racking. I don’t want to overdue it so wanted to test it weekly.

My question is, will I be able to get a good idea of how oaky it is from a wine thief sample or will I not really know until the next racking when it mixes all up? Or do you try to stir it up first?
 

pillswoj

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A thief sample will be fine, make sure you go heavier in oak then you think you want, it fades with aging.
 

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