American Oak Chips | Heavy Toast

American Oak Chips | Heavy Toast

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Oak Chips are a fast and economical way to add oak barrel flavor to any beer.

Oak Chips are made from seasoned American and French Oak staves which are chipped down and convection-toasted to create flavors similar to what a comparably toasted barrel would impart. The available toast levels are Medium, Medium +, and Heavy.

It's important to understand that each toasting level creates different flavors in the oak; not a greater intensity of impact in your beer. Don't think of them as weak, normal & strong; they're each a different flavor profile.

Heavy Toast American Oak chips will impart strong flavors of Vanilla & Char, with a small note of Clove. These chips will not impart the coconut flavor often characteristic of lower toast American oaks.

Because of the high surface area, oak chips can extract quickly and care should be taken not to overdo it. Taste your beer frequently after the first week of contact and be ready to rack off the oak chips.

Suggested Dosage is 1-2 oz per 5 gallons. 

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Jodi A on Feb 4, 2022
Sean C on Dec 22, 2021
Jodi A on Feb 4, 2022
just trying
Dale T on Feb 2, 2022
Sean C on Dec 22, 2021
aging new make
Philip T on Nov 16, 2021
A little hint of oak is nice in most beers, really helps dark ales.
Jeff Haas on Aug 6, 2021
Going to give it a try
Jay f on Jul 26, 2021
no comments
scott g on Dec 30, 2020
Michael L on Nov 13, 2020
Gary H on Nov 1, 2020
To age wine on oak
Anthony C on Oct 6, 2020
pleased with the results of the previous purchase of this product
Arpad K on Sep 3, 2020
using it my dark red wines
Robert A. r on Aug 27, 2020
Price and shipping for quantity ordered
Tony M on Jun 25, 2020
Flavor profile
William S on Jun 17, 2020
I tried it once, really liked it. High quality.
Alexander K on Jun 1, 2020
Experimenting making hard apple cider
Robert B on May 6, 2020
fire starter
Valued C on Mar 29, 2020
For an oak chocolate milk stout
Mallie on Feb 24, 2020
harder to remove from carboy but more surface area than cubes.
Tom W on Nov 25, 2019
Medium toast was not available
Peter Gruber on Nov 1, 2019
Marty W on Aug 28, 2019
i need it
christopher c on Apr 23, 2019
need them
James S on Apr 6, 2019
I'm going to attempt a French Press infusion with a stout. Heard to add this
Samuel B on Jan 18, 2019
For aging shine
Steven H on Dec 22, 2018
French oak not availible in the one pound packs
Valued C on Oct 19, 2018
free shipping
christopher S on Oct 6, 2018
To add to beer
William P on Sep 17, 2018
for a maple brown ale
shawn s on Sep 11, 2018
Valued C on Jun 6, 2018
Jason W on May 15, 2018
Great addition to High ABV beers.
Mike S. on Apr 16, 2018
Did not want to toast them myself
wendon d on Mar 20, 2018
I'm adding to an Oatmeal Stout that I am conditioning in a keg.
Patrick C on Jan 18, 2018
Good price
IntertradeBKK I on Jan 12, 2018
just trying
Dale T on Feb 2, 2022
aging new make
Philip T on Nov 16, 2021
At what point do I add the chips to the brew?
Eric Readman on Apr 16, 2022
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion, The best time to add chips or any type of oak is after the 30 day secondary fermentation has occurred.
I rack the wine into clean and sterilized containers and add the chips in a nylon straining bag. I use heavy toast French oak, at a rate of 4 ounces to 5 gallons of wine.I leave the chips in until the next racking at 60 days.
The straining bag makes for easy chip removal from wine. Of course your container must have an opening to fit. If not, you have to add loose chips into container to fit neck.I use 60 liter Speidel Tanks to store my wine.
Hope this was helpful.
Thank you,
Anthony from Staten Island

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Rated 5 out of 5
great buy
Chips are exactly as described and expected, great packaging
May 3, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Low roast smell, will see if I can detect after a few weeks.
January 25, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nicely Packaged Quality Oak
The arrived nicely packaged and the quality good
September 30, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
just like other products i have purchased in the past only cheaper and comes in a heavier weight bag. shipping was very fast and free. will definitely be shopping here more often.
June 20, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good chips. It's a little early to say more as they are still working.
June 11, 2018
over 6 years ago