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"
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The 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.
I'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.
The 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.
The 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.
Since 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.