DetailsFrench 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 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.
French Oak Spiral (2-pack light toast) 1" x 8" (1/2 lb)
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5.0 / 5.09 ReviewsGood oak alternativeThey say that the increased surface area in these spirals helps to extract the oak flavor more quickly. The form is helpful in that you can attach a piece of fishing line to one end and leave the tail end of the line hanging out of the carboy in order to remove the oak without having to rack.October 5, 2012Nice Oak FlavorGreat Oak flavor and aroma. Be careful you don't leave it in too long because it has a lot of surface area and will impart a lot of oak flavor. _x000D_Make sure to check on the progress often in order to get to the level that you want.February 12, 2013Good oak flavorThese have a large surface area and give off a lot of oak flavor quickly. After a while I will taste every week, to see if the desired flavor is reached. I've over oaked with them in the past, so don't just leave them in and forget about them..April 19, 2013I like the flavorThe longer you leave it in, the more pronounced the flavor. _x000D_It had a great oak character after six weeks. I sampled it once a week to get it just right.June 19, 2013good oakThe spiral gave my wine a terrific oak flavor and an enhanced aroma. I let the wine age for a year after that and it mellowed into a complex delicious wine.October 19, 2013Great Oak flavorThese spirals give my wine a tremendous oak taste. In fact I have to monitor how the oaking is coming along, lest I overdo it. The flavor and aroma are perfect for wine._x000D_October 28, 2013Nice flavorThis oak gives off it's flavor in a matter of a few weeks. Great oak character and aroma, i would use this again.January 7, 2014VanillaFabulous oak flavor, with a subdued vanilla taste. I've used these in 6 kits and been very happy. In fact one kit I over did it, and hope that in the 3 years I plan to age the wine the oak lessens in power.February 12, 2014Vanilla oak flavorExcellent oak taste that's better than what I get from cubes. It has a lot of surface area so it quickly saturates the wine and you need to stay on top of it and sample it frequently.March 28, 2014
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