No sorcery required…just creativity. With the Excalibur Infuser™, you can easily wield your flavor-infusing powers like a master vintner. Excalibur is designed to fit snugly in a standard glass carboy fermenter, or plug into the port of a Big Mouth Bubbler® with universal lid. And its food-grade silicone seal is drilled to accept an airlock, so you can leave it in for as long or as little as you like. The perforated infuser core allows for maximum flavor release, while retaining your flavoring agents in one, easy-to-remove piece. Whether you decide to add oak cubes, spices, or fresh fruit, you're sure to be pleased with the result. With Excalibur, flavor is king and limited only by your imagination. Long may you reign! Dimensions: The 16 inch perforated screen is 1-1/8 inches wide; a perfect fit for most carboys and our line of Big Mouth Bubbler® fermenters. It fits vessels with an opening larger than 1-1/8”. Seals any vessel that accepts a bung 1-? “ to 1-7/16” or that uses a standard 6.5 rubber stopper.
- Height: 16 Inches
- Diameter: 1-1/8 Inch
- Volume: 260 mL
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It is a great idea for smaller openings. A stainless steel eye hook on the top would be useful . It is possible ,however to do that yourself and attack nylon string to assist pulling it out .
Just put the oak in the carboy. Held the right amount of oak cubes, fit perfectly and is well made. Looks like it will last for many years of winemaking. The silicone ends will not add anything to the wine.
Tried it out in carboy, but even empty the main tube falls off the top plug so you have to fish the tube out of the carboy somehow. It's a great idea, but this implementation does not work well at all. I mean, you're counting on friction with silicone to hold the tube weight, while in a liquid.
I saw another site use the same plug on both ends as this one has on the bottom, with a string attached, so this might be salvageable by whittling away at the top so a real bung fits in the carboy, then attaching fishing line or something to the tube.
It does cut down on the mess. It did not fit the neck of my carboy but I was still able to use it. With the particular kit I had it would not hold all of the wood chips.
I like it very much. The only change you may consider is making the holes little smaller. Some of he oak chip substances are "powdery" and have a tendency to leak through the holes. It is probably more conducive to larger wood chips than small powder substances that some kits supply.