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French Oak Stave Segments - Medium Plus Toast

French Oak Stave Segments - Medium Plus Toast

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If you are looking for oak that produces flavors which are closer to true barrel quality, then these Stave Segments are just right for you. Less end-grain than traditional oak cube means a slower extraction time and a longer contact time, which will lead to a softer, more rounded mouthfeel. Many professional winemakers who have used these segments have said the flavors produced seemed more like those from regular staves in a barrel. The recommended ratio for 100% new barrel flavor is about .5 lb per 5 gallons of wine. Since the exraction is so slow, the minimum contact time is 16 weeks and they can be left on the wine for up to 18 months. Too large for carboys, please check out oak cubes or chips if using a carboy.

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Have a barrel that is leaking had to transfer in SS tank.
Black Cliffs V on Jan 22, 2022
I use these to add oak. I put them into better bottle carboys after splitting them with a pair of wirecutters. The first time I did itI thought they would be in the carboy forever, but if you are persistent they will shake out.
Greg on Jan 19, 2019
Have a barrel that is leaking had to transfer in SS tank.
Black Cliffs V on Jan 22, 2022
Barrel wood is cool.
Daryle S on Dec 17, 2021
I use these to add oak. I put them into better bottle carboys after splitting them with a pair of wirecutters. The first time I did itI thought they would be in the carboy forever, but if you are persistent they will shake out.
Greg on Jan 19, 2019
Barrel wood is cool.
Daryle S on Dec 17, 2021
What’s dimension? Looking to add to wine in a keg
Robert Jajko on Feb 6, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Each segment is about 2.5in x 2.5 in. They are not uniform. I add them to carboys, so I use a screwdriver and hammer to break the segments up into smaller pieces that fit through the neck of the carboy. I find that the stave segments give the best complex flavors of the oak. I am a fan. I hope this helps. Steve
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Super oak enhancement
Imparts better components than the infusion spirals I've used in the past.
March 23, 2019
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over 3 years ago