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French Medium Toast Oak Chips

French Medium Toast Oak Chips

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Add the “aged in oak” flavor to your wine without the oak barrel!

Our high quality, yet inexpensive French oak chips come from a local cooper in Napa, California. Medium Toast. 

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To supplement neutral oak barrels
Greg Thomsen on Jan 12, 2019
works for me
Michael C on Oct 22, 2018
To supplement neutral oak barrels
Greg Thomsen on Jan 12, 2019
Great for cabernet
Roger H on Dec 14, 2018
works for me
Michael C on Oct 22, 2018
For Brewing
Valued C on Sep 29, 2018
Hoping to help color stabilization, etc. during fermentation. Not really going for heavy "oaky" effect on finished wine.
James K on Aug 18, 2018
Recommended for use during fermentation/1st try
Harry J on Aug 6, 2018
for wine enhancement
Ann F on Jan 29, 2018
I'm adding to an Oatmeal Stout that I am keg conditioning.
Patrick C on Jan 18, 2018
Great for cabernet
Roger H on Dec 14, 2018
For Brewing
Valued C on Sep 29, 2018
I have my porter in the secondary fermenter together with the oak chips which I soaked in portwine for 2-3weeks. My beer is now in contact for 2 weeks with this chips but I can't taste any oak or portwine flavour. I have 3gal of porter and 1.5oz of soaked chips (french oak medium) in the secondary. I'm a bit confused that I can't taste any flavour at all. Will this take much longer than expected, let's say 3-4months? I did read up on this topic but got different inputs, some sources say a few days or max 1-2 weeks, other sources mention 3-4 months. Just curious if I should soak and add some chips again or just wait a few weeks/months and taste once a week or so. Any input is highly appreciated.
Jan Rickenbach on Aug 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jan - I don't think it would hurt to add more soaked chips. It should not take 3-4 months to transfer flavors this way.
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I have bought and used these for different recipes. I prefer my whiskey in oak. I guess I haven't made a real connection with oak in ale yet. That being said their wasn't a bunch of fines in this. It was perfect for the recipes I was using.
May 1, 2014