Oak Cubes - American heavy toast
AKA oak beans. Heavy toast American oak cubes lend intense aromatic sweetness and a campfire/roasted coffee attribute, cooked fruit and a full 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.
I use these cubes when the kit I am starting contains the oak "dust". I really don't like to use the sawdust in my kits because it is so hard to fully remove and the resultant wine needs to be strained before drinking. These cubes provide the correct flavoring without the sawdust in the final product.
These are toasted perfectly. They are small enough to fit in any bottle (I use them for Tobasco style hot sauce) but large enough that they don't get lost.
Perfect for what I needed.
I'm ageing a whiskey that was distilled from a chocolate stout that I brewed. Tried some after 19 days. Very good. Can't wait to completely age it.Very pleased with the results
I soaked with bourbon and gave me a great Irish stout.