Oak Cubes - French (Medium)

Oak Cubes - French (Medium)

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Cubes have a longer contact time than traditional chips do, which make them better for long-term aging of wines and beers. Also, longer contact time means longer extraction of flavors (3-6 months), which leads to a more complex combination of flavors. Chips are usually done giving flavor after a week, thereby contributing a harsh, flat oak flavor.

Our cubes are fire toasted and cut by Stavin, a leading supplier of high-quality oak alternatives to top commercial wineries.

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Why did you choose this?
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Adrian W on Jun 21, 2022
Traditional Mead
John B on Mar 8, 2022
Adrian W on Jun 21, 2022
its my go-to oak source for carboys
Jeffrey V on Apr 8, 2022
Traditional Mead
John B on Mar 8, 2022
Tastes good with Cab
Rocco T on Mar 7, 2022
Joseph M on Feb 17, 2022
Oaking chard and possibly reds
Mary H on Dec 3, 2021
This is what i normally use
Mike on Nov 12, 2021
wine aging
Michael L on Nov 5, 2021
aging cabernet in carboy
Rory C on Oct 27, 2021
Madelynn K on Oct 8, 2021
Has worked well for me in the past.
Robert D on Oct 8, 2021
Personal choice
Theodore S on Sep 30, 2021
neutral barrels, like stavin products
Les B on Sep 23, 2021
Used it before
MICHAEL S H on Sep 18, 2021
happy with previous results
Jake B on Sep 2, 2021
ive used it before and like the results
Anthoula R on Aug 12, 2021
second time purchasing. I like the results in one barrel to am adding to a couple more.
Chris C on Jul 29, 2021
Full vanilla notes and light tanins
Tony D on Feb 23, 2021
have not used oak for awhile so time for change
Joseph M G on Dec 24, 2020
Belgian Tripel
Andrew S on Nov 25, 2020
Necessary for a recipe I'm working on.
David T on Nov 18, 2020
Have used in the past.
Daniel M on Nov 16, 2020
Experimenting with oak aging or fermentation
Erik H on Nov 16, 2020
To use in a port wine that I have going and to use in future wines.
Tracy K on Oct 28, 2020
David M. S on Oct 3, 2020
David M. S on Oct 3, 2020
Avocado honey mead!
Carol S on Sep 28, 2020
Good mid-range oak cubes
Timothy T on Sep 26, 2020
A friend suggested it
Danielle L on Sep 18, 2020
Recommended by your Guide to Red Wine Making
Bruce S on Aug 24, 2020
trying a clone recipe from recent BYO article
Eric O on Jul 29, 2020
Flavor profile
Valued C on May 8, 2020
Amber ale. Needs lighter oak
Pickle C on Apr 1, 2020
Supplement a wine kit
Sarah-Ann F on Mar 27, 2020
We have had success using this as an alternative to a barrel.
Richard H on Mar 7, 2020
Making a Pinot. Stavin makes the highest quality cubes.
Matt C on Nov 28, 2019
To add to mead!
Valued C on Nov 20, 2019
Have used before. Like the results.
Jim on Nov 13, 2019
aging of syrah and primitive in SS containers
Matt P on Nov 1, 2019
Add tannin and body to post fermentation white wine
Corey D on Oct 29, 2019
making red wine in carboy
Anthony N on Sep 25, 2019
Need more.
Kenneth Boshart on Sep 17, 2019
I have had great success with product.
Louis G on Sep 13, 2019
Need to Oak things.
David K on Sep 12, 2019
I follow religiously your manual !
Valentin on May 17, 2019
For malo stage
Don B on May 3, 2019
recommended by friend
E. S on Mar 22, 2019
Its the best alternative to having a barrel
Robert R on Jan 22, 2019
Top Secret
Timothy S on Dec 29, 2018
Because I want vanilla, mellow notes.
Dan K on Oct 23, 2018
its my go-to oak source for carboys
Jeffrey V on Apr 8, 2022
Tastes good with Cab
Rocco T on Mar 7, 2022
Will these cubes fit through the neck of a glass carboy?
Russell on Feb 23, 2019

Yes, they will fit. From my memory, the causes are roughly 1/3 to 1/4” on a side.

What is the size of these cubes?
Mark Capone on Apr 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mark the cubes are about 1 cm on each side They do a good job of imparting a soft oak flavor to the wine
What is the difference between medium and medium + French Oak cubes?
Kathy Allen on Sep 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The medium has a mellower toast. The flavor it imparts is less smokey and more a vanilla taste. I prefer medium to medium+
Will these cubes fit in the stainless tube for barrels?
Bert Wethers on Sep 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: These cubes are 1/4-3/8 inch cubes or rectangular cubes. If you are asking if they will fit through the bung hole in a barrel, the answer is yes. I usually tie them up with cheese cloth and a string or with one of those bags brewers use for hops. I attach a string so that I can pull the cubes out after my wine has enough oak flavor.
I'm wondering, how old were the trees at time of harvest? Or at least, what diameter? I understand that French oak needs more time to fully mature than American oak, ideally at 100+ years age for French.
Adam on Sep 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Adam - I have reached out to our supplier in regard to the age of their French Oak. We will respond in kind when an answer is given.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Barrel-like flavors.
All the cubes are great as I have had excellent results. Very slow process of pulling out the softer characteristics of the named wood. I will start my second year using these cubes.
March 28, 2022
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent oak products
Very easy to use and easy to work around when racking. Doesn't leave behind sediment to clog anything up. I use these for my smaller carboys (1 or 1/2 gallon) when I have a bit more wine that will fit in my larger carboys (which I use Winestix with).

Depending on varietal, I add these along with starting malolactic fermentation, then when malo is done I soak them with an SO2 solution while I transfer wine from malo to "aging" carboy, then rinse with purified water and place back in the new carboy for another several months (total about 3 to 4 months).
November 2, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Will keep on buying it.
I love the delicate flavor they impart to the wine and how easy they are to use.
August 25, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful crunch, the family loves them
December 31, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great flavor from these beans.
Stavin makes great products. Tastes like oak barrels
May 23, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect, love the size of the cubes
May 21, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to use
Very easy to use and does not result in harsh flavors typically obtained when using chips.
December 16, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Cube Sale
Bought 4 of the 8 oz bags because they were cheaper per pound than the one lb bags
November 11, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
French oak cubes
Easy to use. A couple years back I didn’t think I was getting oak flavor so I doubled up on the recommended dosage....Ha...yup huge oak in that wine...take my advice and stick with the recommended dosage...it works fine.
November 2, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Reccomend for small batches
More cost effective for small volumns
April 13, 2018
over 4 years ago