DetailsFrench 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.
French Oak Spiral (2-pack Medium Plus Toast) 1" x 8"
- Details & Instructions
- Customer Q&A
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 3 answershow many of these should be used to fully flavor a 6 gallon batch of Cabernet Sauvignon?BEST ANSWER: The Barrel Mill told me 2 spirals, but I don't like that much oak. I use one spiral for every 5 gallons of wine. It only takes about 6 weeks to impart the oak into the wine, so you can taste it and if like more, you can add more. You can't take it out if it is too much, though you can blend too much oak down by blending. I recommend one spiral. After tasting, if you want more break one in half and give it a touch more of oak. In this way you won't find yourself giving more oak than you like. Once you find what you like you can just use that as the formula. However, I've noticed different varieties handle oak differently. So if you are trying a variety for the first time. Follow my initial advice and try one and build up slowly till you arrive as your optimum level of oak