American Oak Infusion Spiral Medium Plus Toast is between Medium and Heavy Toast. It has aromas of honey, roasted nuts and a hint of coffee and spices.
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 Oak 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 Plus Toast) 1" x 8"
Used one oak spiral in the Syrah I made ... finished with a very smooth mouth feel , also brought the flavors out real nice.
I use this when I want to give the impression of a cask ale. Gives the beer a great cask ale taste without having to use a cask. Easy to use, great flavors!
I used these to oak a blueberry wine I made and just popped the first bottle from the batch. The oak is very apparent and there was no saw dust or cubes to worry about destroying my garbage disposal when it was time to clean out the carboy. After siphoning the wine out I just turned the carboy over and the spiral fell right out. Next time I may add two spirals to increase the "oakiness"
These give a great oak flavor without investing in a barrel.
Nice flavor, maybe some hints of sweetness or vanilla._x000D_Aroma was pleasent._x000D_The flavor becomes more pronounced the longer you leave them in, so check on them every few weeks.