American Oak Cubes (Stavin) - Medium Plus Toast

American Oak Cubes (Stavin) - Medium Plus Toast

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Premium, Fire-Toasted Oak Cubes from Stavin

Medium + Toast American Oak will impart flavors of campfire, vanilla, roasted coffee and butterscotch.

These fire-toasted oak cubes are as close as you can come to the full range of flavors you would get from aging your beer in a full sized barrel, unlike convection-toased cubes.

The difference is that convection toasted cubes are made by cutting the stave to size, then passing the small cubes through a toasting chamber. Stavin fire-toasts their staves whole, just like they would when making a barrel, and then cuts them down to size. The result is a gradation of toasting from the surface through to the center of the cube, where each different toast level represents a different flavor set that the oak will give your beer. The result is a much more complex and natural profile; by comparison convection toasted cubes taste one dimensional.

Oak cubes also release their flavor into your beer more slowly than chips, giving you more control over the final degree of impact in your beer. You should plan on an extended aging period of 1-6 months when using cubes. This longer contact time again promotes flavor complexity by allowing all the flavors of the oak and your beer to marry.

Recommended Dosage is 2 oz per 5 gallons for impact equivalent to aging in a brand new oak barrel.

Click here for a PDF of the MoreWine Oak Cube Dosages.

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Add to primary and secondary for Cab Sauv.
Les H on Aug 9, 2022
dennis D r on Jan 22, 2022
Add to primary and secondary for Cab Sauv.
Les H on Aug 9, 2022
Recommended by friend
Patricia R on Apr 28, 2022
dennis D r on Jan 22, 2022
used it before
Chris H on Jun 1, 2020
Wanted to try it
Michael A Stefano I on May 22, 2020
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Valued C on May 8, 2020
LINDA K on Jan 15, 2020
Prefer this type
Gregory A W on Dec 27, 2019
used previously
Mikey on Oct 31, 2019
Need to oak my wines
Nicholas F on Oct 14, 2019
Arnie Wetzstein on Sep 18, 2019
Need to Oak things.
David K on Sep 12, 2019
Recommended by a friend
Susan B on Aug 28, 2019
want a variety of oak for Flextanks
Chris H on Mar 19, 2019
Learning to finish my wines.
Gregor C on Jan 23, 2019
for aging beer and cider
rocke f on Nov 28, 2018
I bought this for the quality and complexity of tannins released over a longer time period.
Kenneth Hesser on Nov 28, 2018
previous great experience
It's affordable and more than adequate.
Bill S on Nov 17, 2018
I like to do Oak blends
Chris H on Oct 22, 2018
I already have the infusion tubes. It works.
James A on Oct 20, 2018
Recommended by friend
Patricia R on Apr 28, 2022
used it before
Chris H on Jun 1, 2020
Is this white oak or red oak ?
Ryan Pappas on Jan 29, 2023
BEST ANSWER: The packaging doesn't indicate what species it is. But I would assume it's white since that is far a more common material in barrels due to it's tighter grain.

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Rated 5 out of 5
I like the Smaller Cube Size
These American Oak cubes are smaller that what I received in the past, which were quite a bit larger that the French Oak cubes. I like the smaller size because it exposes more surface area than the large cubes. I use 2/3 French and 1/3 American for 3-6 months in stainless tanks.
September 21, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Great product
Love the product, hate the packaging. Why bother with a "re-sealable" zip lock type closure on the bag if it's so poorly designed it never fully closes? This problem exists across the entire Cellar Science product line. The cheap silver zip bags that don't zip need to be replaced with something that works as well as the cubes.
May 22, 2020
over 3 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We will make sure to bring this attention to our packaging and procurement teams so they may review the issue and hopefully improve the experience. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
May 22, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 5 out of 5
Exactly what I was looking for
May 21, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product for small Home wineries.
I can’t afford barrels, so these really help give my wine some nice oak structure and tannins... leaving the impression that it had spent time in an actual barrel! Very easy to sanitize and use in my 6gal. carboys.
October 24, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
easy to use and control nice hints of butter and oak
September 5, 2018
over 6 years ago