Hey fellas, I've got a porter brewing currently that follows Lucas' Choc Smoked Porter recipe which I'm hoping will be ready for the winter months and am looking to move onto something else slightly ambitious for a novice AG brewer: a wee heavy. I'm looking at this recipe, on Mike Tonsmeire's website: https://www.themadfermentationist.com/2009/02/bourbon-barrel-wee-heavy.html I don't plan to sour it, rather go for his original recipe and, instead of barreling a huge batch, just add some ex-Bourbon oak stave chunks I've picked up (I'm really looking for any excuse to get these involved in a recipe). My questions are two: 1. Mike lists Maris Otter OR Golden Promise in his recipe, anyone out there recommend one over the other for a malty scotch ale? 2. How much oak? I know there's no hard and fast rule and, from my reading so far, it looks like less is more. I've got 4 cm x 4 cm x 1 cm chunks of staves from ex-Bourbon barrels, so I was thinking of putting just two or three chunks in a 16 L batch and tasting frequently to see how much character the beer was picking up. Any suggestions on this front? Cheers! Happy hopping!