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Oak Cube Infusion Tube (60 Gal Barrels)
OAK595

Oak Cube Infusion Tube (60 Gal Barrels)

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Due to high demand, this item is currently out of stock. Be the first to receive your items by placing a pre-order today. We will automatically ship this to you when we receive more inventory.

Integrate new oak flavor and structure into wine stored in a neutral barrel. A fantastic way to reduce the cost of buying new barrels with total control over the oaking process.


The Infusion Tube is both simple to use and versatile. During any stage of the winemaking process, it is inserted into the barrel with the same ease as it is later removed. The tube is placed through the bung hole of a neutral 60 gal. (225 l. Bordeaux or 228 l. Burgundy) size wine barrel.

Each new 8 oz load of Stavin Oak Cubes (the brand that we sell) has an effective extraction time of two-three months, providing 33 percent of new barrel extraction. Three loads offer 100 percent of a new barrel level. Thus, the winemaker exercises maximum control over the amount of oak integrated into the wine during fermentation, aging or prior to bottling. You can even mix the percentages of oak you use. For example you can try 60% French and 40% American oak in one barrel and compare against another barrel with 50% French and 50% American oak cubes.

To ensure an air-tight barrel seal, the Infusion Tube includes a top silicone bung. In addition, a bottom silicone bung permits convenient emptying and reloading of Oak Cubes.

High quality Cubes for loading the Infusion Tube are currently available in three year air-dried French, Hungarian and American oak. All Stavin cubes are fire toasted in the traditional method, a crucial stage in the processing of these cubes. These really are the highest quality oak cubes on the market. We have tested other, less expensive cubes and they are not even comparable.

Loading instructions: Remove the bottom silicone bung; fill the Infusion Tube with one bag of Cubes; replace the bottom bung firmly; insert the loaded Tube into the neutral barrel and secure the top bung tightly. Each new load should remain in the wine for a minimum of two months before removing to reload.

The tube accommodates 8 oz of Oak Cubes at a time. 24" L x 1 3/4"D with a 5" stem.

Prebook Item: Please note this item is not currently in stock, but is available for Pre-Order. We do require payment in full in order to reserve stock.
 
Item # OAK595
Weight 1 LBS
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MoreFlavor Store
Need it for wine making
Chris z on Feb 4, 2023
I have a neutral barrel and this seems logical
Marlowe E on Dec 16, 2020
Need it for wine making
Chris z on Feb 4, 2023
need more
Charlie G on Jan 3, 2023
I have a neutral barrel and this seems logical
Marlowe E on Dec 16, 2020
Stavin is a reputable brand and this is a much cheaper route than a new barrel. Plus, my Pinot only needs 30-60% new oak.
Matt C on Dec 27, 2018
need more
Charlie G on Jan 3, 2023
Stavin is a reputable brand and this is a much cheaper route than a new barrel. Plus, my Pinot only needs 30-60% new oak.
Matt C on Dec 27, 2018
Has anybody had problems fitting the tube through the bung hole? It is a little too large in diameter.
Mark Diehl on Jun 17, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I bought some for future use. When I saw your questions I discovered that mine also didn’t fit. My husband used his hole saw bit to increase the inside diameter a little bit and that solved the issue. The bung then went it easy. Of course it would be nice if they had been just a bit smaller, to make them more universal fit.
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Rated 3 out of 5
Buyer Beware!
Does NOT fit easily into the bung hole!! To use as is I would have had to wiggle and "force" it down in. My concern with that was, how hard would it be to get back out and what damage would be done! Fortunately, I built a "bung hole reamer" (photo) a few years ago. I reamed out about 1mm of the opening and, viola! - slides right in, and the tube bung and my bungs still work perfectly. Happy now! But!, I really think this shortcoming should be fixed!!
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Added Jan 26, 2023
January 26, 2023
Purchased
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
We are so sorry to hear about your bad experience with your order. You are still within our return policy and warranty window for a damaged product. Please go to our website, scroll to the bottom of the page, and use the Return an Item form and we will set you up. Cheers!
February 23, 2023
Lizzy
Rated 4 out of 5
Doesn't fit
I tried the Oak infusion tubes on 4 different manufacturers brands of 60 g barrels and the tube is too large to fit into the bung hole without enlarging the bung hole. Otherwise, good quality

We just put it in a 80 gal flex tank.
June 17, 2022
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worth every penny.
Excellent product and well made.
January 26, 2021
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Infusion tube
Best way to infuse wine with oak.Easy to load, easy to use. Easy to clean. Recommend to anyone using 60 gallon barrels
January 31, 2018
Purchased
over 6 years ago