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American Medium Toasted Oak Chips


Product Number: 8241x

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These chips were roasted between 350 - 375 °F to give them a medium toast. American Oak Chips will allow you to imitate storing your wine in an oak barrel without the expense. A medium toast will give you notes of vanilla and caramel. Add more complexity to your wine by using oak chips. American oak chips have more bite, or aggressive flavor, than French oak chips. For white wine, 1 cup of chips is recommended. Try 2 cups for a red wine. Simply boil in water for 10 minutes, then drain and place the chips in your plastic or glass fermenter before transferring.

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Adds oak flavor quickly Review by Huber

(Posted on 1/27/14)

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The chips add oak flavor a lot faster than the cubes do. I made a strong oaked Bourbon beer with a hint of vanilla behind the oakiness. I soaked the cubes for a couple of weeks then added them to the secondary.

amazing Review by jon

(Posted on 12/31/13)

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absolutely amazing flavor

Nice oak flavor Review by Bolars

(Posted on 12/26/13)

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The chips give a nice oak flavor. I soak them for two weeks and sample so I don't over oak. To sanitize them try using a steamer.

easy way to add oak flavor Review by Sample

(Posted on 10/19/13)

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Just soak these for a week and then start tasting every few days until you have the intensity you desire. Much more surface area than cubes, these give off flavor quickly.

Gives a lot of oak character Review by Jerry

(Posted on 8/3/13)

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These chips give off a lot of oak character, and much faster than oak cubes I've used in some kits. Its a good strong oak flavor and aroma and goes well in darker and stronger beers.

Nice flavor Review by Nadim

(Posted on 7/22/13)

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I used these in a Porter and it had a very nice Oak flavor. I let the cubes sit in the secondary for 4 weeks. Then after kegging, it sat another month and was ready.
These are better than oak chips, and take longer to give their flavor, but you have better control.

wonderful flavor Review by jon

(Posted on 6/10/13)

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These chips give a wonderful roasted vanilla flavor

good aged flavor Review by brad

(Posted on 5/31/13)

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these chips in the secondary really give that good, aged, vanilla flavor. simple to use and very effective. i've used in porters and a mead and had good results

nice flavor Review by brad

(Posted on 5/15/13)

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used these in a porter and let it age and you could really taste it. the vanilla hint that it gives your recipe is wonderful.

Nice Oak taste Review by Farzan

(Posted on 3/4/13)

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I use these in porter and bourbon beer.

These have a lot of surface area so be careful about now over oaking what you are making. It doesn't matter if the chips are small, they wont end up in your beer or wine, and they will have even more surface area.

What I do is use one once, and take a weekly sample after 2 weeks.

When I make Bourbon beer I soak these in Bourbon for 2 weeks, then pour only the bourbon into the secondary. You can try 3 weeks, but a month may become over oaked.

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