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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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David M. S on Oct 3, 2020
Avocado honey mead!
Carol S on Sep 28, 2020
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David M. S on Oct 3, 2020
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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 B 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
tried and works for me
Guang X on Oct 5, 2018
Great oak/vanilla flavors
Shannon W on May 15, 2018
Need for ageing
Pequignot Vineyard L on Mar 31, 2018
To see what this will do to an orange blossom mead.
Francis M on Mar 26, 2018
To add oak flavor to a medium bodied red wine
David W R on Jan 23, 2018
more cost effective
Anthony B on Jan 22, 2018
I've been using Stavin Oak Beans for 8 yrs. Rebranded, but look at the description and you'll see they're mfg by Stavin
Lionel L on Jan 13, 2018
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David M. S on Oct 3, 2020
Good mid-range oak cubes
Timothy T on Sep 26, 2020
Will these cubes fit through the neck of a glass carboy?
Russell on Feb 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Russell,

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

Cheers!
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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Great flavor from these beans.
Stavin makes great products. Tastes like oak barrels
May 23, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Perfect, love the size of the cubes
May 21, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Easy to use
Very easy to use and does not result in harsh flavors typically obtained when using chips.
December 16, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Cube Sale
Bought 4 of the 8 oz bags because they were cheaper per pound than the one lb bags
November 11, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Reccomend for small batches
More cost effective for small volumns
April 13, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Oak it on up
Good for beers or wine. Much easier to use than the chewed up powder.
May 7, 2013