DetailsAmerican Oak Infusion Spiral Medium Toast has less tannins but more bouquet, so it will impart more aroma than flavor. It has a warm, sweet character with strong vanilla overtones.
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 Medium Toast) 1" x 8"
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5.0 / 5.05 ReviewsNice!I tried the Light Toast spiral for my first batch of wine. The spiral cut of the wood created high surface area. I bottled the batch and tested a glass. The oak is subtle, but definitely there.March 21, 2012Great for cask-flavorI used this in a batch of beer instead of the oak chips. It was much cleaner and produced a very nice woodiness to the final product. It was a bit difficult to extract from the carboy, but that made up for the snall shavings left with the oak chips. The flavor addition was subtle, but definitely there.December 9, 2012ExcellentI have used these oak infusion spirals with wonderful results. Family and friends have expressed interest in the use of these spirals to increase the enjoyment of the wine I have made with Midwest wine kits.March 2, 2013Would recommendI used this product for my wine....the flavors I were exactly as described...great productMarch 6, 2013barrel tast for $8i added this to my ipa in carboy for 5 weeks and wow the oak really came through this is a must have for that out of the barel tast fo wines and beerMarch 31, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 2 answersWhat size batch is this best for? I see they are 1"x8", are they meant for 5 gallon carboy batches? Also, are they reusable ? and if so, how many times on average? Thanks,BEST ANSWER: These can be used in almost any batch size, if used right. A whole stick or two could be used in a 5-6 gallon batch, or a smaller piece could be broken off of a spiral to use in a small batch of wine. They are used "to taste" so the time used is variable. Caution should be used, as if you go "too far" you can't take it back out. The amount of time in the wine will decide how much oak flavor is imparted to the wine, it's best to do some for a few weeks, and try it, to see if you want it to have more oak at that point. If a spiral was just in for a few weeks, you could use it some more in another batch, but you'd get less and less out of it as it was used. There is a limit to how much flavor can be extracted from them, of course. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies