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French Oak Cubes (Stavin) - Medium Toast

French Oak Cubes (Stavin) - Medium Toast

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Premium, Fire-Toasted Oak Cubes from Stavin

Medium Toast French Oak will impart flavors of coconut, vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate.

These fire-toasted oak cubes are as close as you can come to the full range of flavors you would get from aging your beer in a full sized barrel, unlike convection-toased cubes. 

The difference is that convection toasted cubes are made by cutting the stave to size, then passing the small cubes through a toasting chamber. Stavin fire-toasts their staves whole, just like they would when making a barrel, and then cuts them down to size. The result is a gradation of toasting from the surface through to the center of the cube, where each different toast level represents a different flavor set that the oak will give your beer. The result is a much more complex and natural profile; by comparison convection toasted cubes taste one dimensional.

Oak cubes also release their flavor into your beer more slowly than chips, giving you more control over the final degree of impact in your beer. You should plan on an extended aging period of 1-6 months when using cubes. This longer contact time again promotes flavor complexity by allowing all the flavors of the oak and your beer to marry.

Recommended Dosage is 2 oz per 5 gallons for impact equivalent to aging in a brand new oak barrel.

Click here for a PDF of the MoreWine Oak Cube Dosages.

California Recipients: See Proposition 65 Information
 
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Need more.
Kenneth B on Sep 17, 2019
Need to Oak things.
David K on Sep 12, 2019
Need more.
Kenneth B on Sep 17, 2019
I have had great success with product.
Louis G on Sep 13, 2019
Need to Oak things.
David K on Sep 12, 2019
I follow religiously your manual !
Valentin P on May 17, 2019
For malo stage
Don B on May 3, 2019
recommended by friend
E. S on Mar 22, 2019
Its the best alternative to having a barrel
Robert R on Jan 22, 2019
Top Secret
Timothy S on Dec 29, 2018
Because I want vanilla, mellow notes.
Dan K on Oct 23, 2018
tried and works for me
Guang X on Oct 5, 2018
Great oak/vanilla flavors
Shannon W on May 15, 2018
Need for ageing
Pequignot Vineyard L on Mar 31, 2018
To see what this will do to an orange blossom mead.
Francis M on Mar 26, 2018
To add oak flavor to a medium bodied red wine
David W R on Jan 23, 2018
more cost effective
Anthony B on Jan 22, 2018
I've been using Stavin Oak Beans for 8 yrs. Rebranded, but look at the description and you'll see they're mfg by Stavin
Lionel L on Jan 13, 2018
I have had great success with product.
Louis G on Sep 13, 2019
I follow religiously your manual !
Valentin P on May 17, 2019
Will these cubes fit through the neck of a glass carboy?
Russell on Feb 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will. French Oak staves will also fit, if you get the ones made for carboys. Staves do a better job...not so much end grain as cubes.
What is the size of these cubes?
Mark Capone on Apr 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mark the cubes are about 1 cm on each side They do a good job of imparting a soft oak flavor to the wine
I'm wondering, how old were the trees at time of harvest? Or at least, what diameter? I understand that French oak needs more time to fully mature than American oak, ideally at 100+ years age for French.
Adam Wojciechowicz on Sep 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Adam - I have reached out to our supplier in regard to the age of their French Oak. We will respond in kind when an answer is given.
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French oak cubes
Easy to use. A couple years back I didn’t think I was getting oak flavor so I doubled up on the recommended dosage....Ha...yup huge oak in that wine...take my advice and stick with the recommended dosage...it works fine.
November 2, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Reccomend for small batches
More cost effective for small volumns
April 13, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Oak it on up
Good for beers or wine. Much easier to use than the chewed up powder.
May 7, 2013