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Oak Cubes - French Medium Toast

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Oak Cubes - French Medium Toast

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Barrels used to be the home winemakers only choice for imparting oak flavor in their wines. These high quality oak cubes allow you to achieve the same quality of oak flavor that you taste in good wines.

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Barrels used to be the home winemakers only choice for imparting oak flavor in their wines. These high quality oak cubes allow you to achieve the same quality of oak flavor that you taste in good wines. These are the same cubes used by many wineries in Napa Valley. Oak staves (the wooden strips that oak barrels are constructed of) are air dried for two to three years, then traditionally fire-toasted and cubed. Since three varieties are available, you are able to blend different levels of toast to achieve different effects. While the heavy-toast cubes are recommended for big reds that benefit from a heavy, caramelized oak flavor, they may also be used to supplement the medium-toast cubes for a more subtle flavoring. Many of our customers use a blend of French and American cubes, usually using the French cubes in a higher percentage. We have had success blending all three oaks, again using the French in the highest percentage.
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Used for a couple of weeks on a Chardonnay after clearing
January 20, 2019
1 year ago
Not worth spending money for!
I sent the French oak cubes back, because I was able to obtain French oak chips from another supplier, since they are unavailable at Midwest supplies.
December 9, 2018
11 months ago
great product
Perfect for me and what i use them for.
November 9, 2017
over 2 years ago
Improving My Wine with
Using your Oak cubes enhances the taste of my wine. I have been making wine for sixteen years and finally found the use of French Oak cubes that adds a new dimension to the taste of my wine.
March 8, 2016
Great Flavor and Aroma
I don't mess with soaking these in spirits as others do. I divvy them up into 2-3 oz portions and then put them through a pressure canner for 15 minutes with a touch of water. This way I can store them "ready to pitch" and just toss them in when I need them.
December 31, 2013
Great for an Imperial Stout
A little on the pricey side so I purchased only 3 oz., soaked them in my favorite bourbon for a few weeks along with a vanilla bean and then added them into the secondary with an Imperial Stout. Aged for months then bottled. This beer has an amazing oaked quality to it. I highly recommend this for any porter or stout that you're looking to give that oak barrel dimension to.
November 6, 2013
oak cubes
I like the flavor that these impart into beer. I like cube because you can easily measure them to get the perfect amount.
June 11, 2013
Very good
I used these in a porter, to add the aura of being aged in oak._x000D_Came out great. They have a vanilla like aroma and a good oak taste,
December 14, 2012
Excellent Flavor
I used these to age a Shiraz on and they worked very well. It takes a little longer when using cubes as compared to chips, but these lent a very smooth vanilla note to the final product. Definitely worth the extra time.
December 10, 2012
Great Flavor
Adding oak chips to a beer can add great variation and complexity of flavor. I soaked these chips in bourbon for a few weeks before I added them to a RyePA. It was great.
December 6, 2012
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What stage of wine fermentation do I add oak cubes?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We add oak after the first racking, and we use a little less than recommended (2.5 oz for 5 gal). We add 2oz and the at the next racking we taste to see if we want to add more.

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