WineStix - Medium Toast French Oak Carboy 2 Pack

WineStix - Medium Toast French Oak Carboy 2 Pack

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WineStix are a new form of oak integration for wine, designed to give new barrel flavors with an extraction time similar to cubes. The combination of Short and Long grains result in amazing gradience of flavor similar to barrels, while extracting significantly quicker! These are Medium toast French Oak staves, and depending on the wine, will impart flavors of vanilla and coffee, while clearing out negative vegetal flavors and astringency from the wine. This is a two pack of WineStix, sized specifically for a 5-6 gallon carboy of wine. WineStix will easily fit through the mouth of a glass carboy, and can be attached to a string via the drilled hole for easy removal!

One carboy Winestix will treat 5-6 gallons of wine.

Item # OAK662
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Weight 0.50 LBS
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Making 110 gals of Bordeaux
GEORGE Y on Jan 19, 2023
enjoyed it before
Richard C on Sep 13, 2022
Making 110 gals of Bordeaux
GEORGE Y on Jan 19, 2023
I like it
Jennifer Z on Nov 11, 2022
enjoyed it before
Richard C on Sep 13, 2022
Used before
Edward Oakes on Sep 5, 2022
Try something new
David M on Jun 17, 2022
Immerse into my neutral oak barrels
Frank P on May 4, 2022
I like lighter oak
Anthony D Silvey on Jan 22, 2022
perfect size for a keg shell
Ric H on Dec 24, 2021
Oaking homemade red wine vinegar.
Mitch G on Oct 19, 2021
Used last year and was pleased with the result and ease of use
Donna H on Sep 22, 2021
Used before
Scott B on Sep 3, 2021
Oaking of a Pinot family wine
WILLIAM H W on Apr 8, 2021
For my Syrah in Carboy
Scot T on Jan 11, 2021
merlot in carboy
victor h on Nov 19, 2020
For pinot noir
Nicola Helm on Oct 3, 2020
Looks to be easier to use than oak cubes.
Chucik E on Oct 2, 2020
It works great.
E.J. Z on Sep 30, 2020
Provides better oaking than cubes in my experience
Blair on Sep 22, 2020
red wine
Richard Rizzo on Sep 22, 2020
like it
matt m on Jun 25, 2020
To oak Syrah and mead
Mike B on Apr 27, 2020
Effective way to add oak to wine in carboys
Stevie S on Feb 18, 2020
Krista H on Jan 29, 2020
This toasting level goes well with Pinot Noir.
Greg M on Nov 27, 2019
Going to oak one of my meads in secondary.
michael kamens on Oct 26, 2019
Plan on using when I age my red wine in a glass carboy
Valued C on Oct 23, 2019
try new oak alternative
Blair on Sep 11, 2019
Need it for red wine
Antonio A on Aug 28, 2019
French oak and ease of use with carboy
David H on Jun 19, 2019
French is good for pinot
Michael Paul W on Jun 7, 2019
prefer french med for all my reds
Robert P on Apr 15, 2019
for a washington cab
Eric Kyle E on Nov 17, 2018
Best oak for carboys and can be hung with nylon.
Carl R on Oct 30, 2018
Had used before and enjoyed the results!
Martin S on Sep 29, 2018
used in past
Randy B on Aug 30, 2018
Have used before and work well in carboys.
Jim on Aug 27, 2018
Much better than spirals
James B on May 22, 2018
I like it
Jennifer Z on Nov 11, 2022
Used before
Edward Oakes on Sep 5, 2022
Hello, can I use the same stick more than once?
Kevin Hart on Jul 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It depends on how long you leave the oak additive in the wine the first time they are used. I don't like a lot of oak in my wine so I usually just use one oak spiral or stick for 5 gallons, or 2 ounces of cubes (68 cubes) per 5 gallons of wine. The manufacturers of various oak products - cubes, beans, staves, chips, spirals, powder often mention how long it takes for them to give up everything they have. If you leave the oak in for less than the life of the oak product, yes, you can reuse them; however, the second time you use them it will take longer for the wine to extract whatever oak flavor remains. I often put a handful of oak in my fermentation vat (creates a chemical reaction) which gives me more complexity, better color etc. I do reuse those, since they have not been in the wine for a very long time.
Wondering how long one stick in a 3 or 5 gallon mead during secondary should be left in to get all the wanted oak characteristics without over oaking?
michael kamens on Oct 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Michael,
I've used these but as any oak influence you must taste the wine often. Make notes as you do it. Try 4 weekly intervals and mix the wine occasionally to get all the wine to make contact,
This is exactly how the professionals do it, it's not a secret.


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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.

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 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice width on stick to fit in mouth of different carboys. Seems like they will impart nice flavor
January 26, 2018
over 6 years ago