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Oak Cubes - American medium toast

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AKA oak beans. Medium toast American oak cubes bring aromatic sweetness and a campfire/roasted coffee attribute, light fruit and a nice mouthfeel.

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AKA oak beans. Medium toast American oak cubes bring aromatic sweetness and a campfire/roasted coffee attribute, light fruit and a nice mouthfeel.

Crafted from air-dried oak staves and fire-toasted by expert coopers in California, oak cubes allow winemakers to impart terrific oak flavor and aroma to wines aged in glass carboys, plastic buckets, or steel tanks. Use a single variety or create your own custom blend of different toasts and woods.

Suggested dose is 2.5 - 3 oz per five gallons; can be added during fermentation or aging. Leave wine in contact with the cubes for a minimum of two to three months.

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Good stuff
I purchased these to soak in good rum, and then add to NB's Scotch Ale. They have a great aroma and flavor, and 2 oz seems to be perfect for a 5 gallon batch.
July 19, 2013
oak cubes
I love these oak cubes. I like bourbon so i like to soak them in single barrel Evan Williams and put them in the secondary fermenter of any darker beer. They are great
June 14, 2016
Worked great!
I wasn't sure about the commercial oak cube purchase at first, but after making an oak "tea" I was definitely impressed with the nice Carmel color and pleasant flavor. Added a very nice layer into the brew.
February 8, 2016
They work!
I made a strong "pirate ale" as featured on HBT and used these soaked in rum with EXCELLENT results. I never even considered adding random objects such as wood in my beer, but I was impressed by the character they gave my pirate ale. Yaaarr!
July 11, 2013
Good stuff
used in a vanilla bourbon porter and tastes great. After 11 days there is a nice balance of bourbon, vanilla and a touch of oak
November 13, 2013
Good! These have a more
Good! These have a more "seasoned" aroma than the oak chips I have purchased in the past.
April 22, 2016
American Oak Cubes
American Oak Cubes
March 6, 2016
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What are the dimensions of these cubes? Will I be able to get them in/out of a glass carboy?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I purchased and used these cubes in my 2015 wines. The cubes are roughly 1/2"x1/4"x1/4". They fit easily into a 3 gallon and 5 gallon glass carboy. When you rack your wine they stay in the carboy so you'll wash them out, clean them with 1 step, rinse and put them back in the carboy. I was really happy with the results I achieved using these cubes. I recommend they over wood chips. These are much easier to use.
I assume the cubes should be sterilized first? If yes, what are the recommendations? Soak in Vodka? Boil in some water for 10 minutes?
A shopper on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have never sterilized mine, but I soak them in some type of whisky for at least several weeks mostly to impart flavor. Not sure if a sterilization process is necessary when using as is. Baking the cubes sure wouldn't hurt since they are toasted anyway.
Can these be re-used?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I reuse them 1 time. They actually give a better flavor the second time in my opinion. Slightly more mellow, less harsh oak tannins. You must be sure to rinse them with clean water and let them dry out completely after the first use. Once dry, I store them in a zip lock bag or glass jar with a lid. When I use them for the second time, I steam them for 20 minutes in a vegetable steamer, then soak them for 1-2 weeks in whiskey, and then into the carboy they go.
roughly how many wood chunks come in the 3oz order size? Thank you.
A shopper on May 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I can't remember how many come in an order but I used all of it for one month in secondary fermentation with great results on an imperial stout. 5 gallons

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