Oak Infusion Spiral pack of 2 - American Heavy Toast
Made from premium oak, these toasted oak spirals increase extraction of aroma, flavor, and tannin by their greater surface area. Add to barrels, tanks, or carboys; suggested dose is 2 sticks per 6 gallons, but you can snap the spirals into smaller portions to adjust to taste.
I used a 2.5” length of this oak, to “jar age” a 118 proof Corn/Rye spirit for six weeks. The result was impressive. The quantity of spirit was 1 liter, and was later proofed-down to 80 after the six weeks. A pleasant vanilla note was dominant and the illusion of sweetness was present. Perfect result for my experiment. I would buy these again. The spiral exposes lots of end-grain, so these work fairly quickly. You could make your own, but ONLY if you know the wood to be SAFE… so probably better to buy them from here.
Basic...what’s not to love?
Worked great, I've used this both in its raw form and letting it sit in gin or bourbon before adding it to mead. Each time it's added a solid oaky flavor along with anything it's been aged in.
Wanted to duplicate a favorite barrel aged imperial IPA. Soaked one spiral in Makers Mark overnight. After one week it tasted good enough to keg. Will try again.
The oak spirals arrived in a very short time, in good condition.I've been using this product over ten years and have never had a problem.