DetailsAmerican Oak Infusion Spiral Light Toast contributes fresh oak, coconut and fruit flavors.
Infusion Spirals are easy to use, time saving, economical, environmentally friendly, as well as being high-quality.
Several years ago, Russell Karasch of the Barrel Mill in Avon Minnesota came up with a wonderful idea: Create an oak alternative that delivers as good or better results than the American and French Oak barrels currently used to create premium wines. And he did just that. Not only did he create this perfectly toasted oak alternative, but he did so in a way that gives you unrivaled taste and aroma, while saving you time and your bottom line. Infusion Spirals are made of ultra premium American & French Oakno sapwood, no bark, no knots. This unique process distributes the flavor evenly and can fully flavor a barrel in as little as six weeks.
American Oak Spiral (2-pack Light Toast) 1" x 8"
- Details & Instructions
4.9 / 5.010 ReviewsVanilla OakThe spiral adds a nicer oak flavor than chips. It has more depth and a nicer vanilla taste. While the chips taste like wood, this taste has several components.February 25, 2014The best oak for wineI've tried cubes and chips and for my money this has a nicer , more even oakiness._x000D_I just lower it in the carboy and 30 days later start tasting.January 26, 2014Excellent oak characterThe best way to oak your wine. The flavor gets more intense so you should start tasting it weekly starting at 4 weeks. These spirals are better than oak cubes.October 12, 2013Good Oak flavorThe flavor and oakiness gets intense quickly, so I taste every few days. Or you can try breaking it in half, and oaking longer, which is what I do. This gives you 2 uses for the price of one.June 11, 2013Good for cask aleSince I don't have a barrel I make cask ale by adding this after fermentation is complete. I taste it after 10 days, and every 3 days until I have the flavor I like. It has a more vanilla taste than French oak.March 20, 2013makes wine taste betterI put some oak in my wine to make it taste better. I use glass carboys to ferment in, so I add a few w inches of oak for a month before I bottle.March 15, 2013Great Cask flavorI prefer these to the oak cubes for for beer brewing. I think the flavor is nicer and cleaner. i soak this in a bucket with my beer for a couple of weeks, then remove it, and age the beer for 3 months in a carboy.March 4, 2013Good oak characterDon't leave it in too long because it has a lot of surface area and will really impart a lot of oak character.December 29, 2012Oak!I threw a few of these to make a cherry porter taste a little oakey. It worked well and the beer has a bit of a barrel flavor. So it did it's purpose well!December 28, 2012
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 12 answersAre infusion sticks easily used and removed from a 5 gallon glass carboy?BEST ANSWER: THey are easier to install than the chips, but you still have to rack the wine to remove the sticks or chips. However, you just have to dump the sticks from the carboy and with the chips you have to catch them prior to going down the drain. Also, I think that the sticks don't give you quite as a drastic flavor as the chips or the variety is greater from the chips than the sticks, but I have experimented and blended sticks and chips.I have not tried oak , how much of a spiral should I use for one gallon?BEST ANSWER: Hello Kenny,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! The suggested dosage for the spirals is 2 per 6 gallons, so for 1 gallon, I would use 1/3-1/2 of 1 stick. I hope that this helps!