I am trying my hand at oaking for the first time today. I have my big IPA from the group brew aging in the secondary. It already has a big difference in flavor and aroma from the last time I brewed it when I used the Cry Havoc yeast. Last time around it was a great beer. Since the point of this brew is to brew up a large batch and divide up the wort and have everyone ferment their portion differently I thought I would go for something very different.
I'm planning on sampling the beer every day or two and try to track the changes in flavor. Once it gets where I want it I'll either send it off to the bottling line or rack it to another carboy to get it off the oak. This one should really stand out from the crowd when everyone gets together for a tasting of this brew sometime next month!