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WineStix French Oak Carboy Sticks - Light Toast (Pack of 2)
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WineStix French Oak Carboy Sticks - Light Toast (Pack of 2)

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Description

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 Light toast French Oak staves, and depending on the wine, will impart flavors of gentle spices, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, along with some rounding and structuring of 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 # OAK661
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.50 LBS
OriginFrench
FormStix
SizeN/A
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For carboys and my red wine
kevin gill on Oct 8, 2021
Recommendations from a forum to be paired with Sangiovese
Christian A on Oct 13, 2020
For carboys and my red wine
kevin gill on Oct 8, 2021
Used before
Scott B on Sep 3, 2021
Recommendations from a forum to be paired with Sangiovese
Christian A on Oct 13, 2020
Trying instead of spirals
ANDREW C on May 30, 2020
Experiments
Krista H on Jan 29, 2020
right size
Raymond K on Jan 7, 2019
Recommended
Kevin Hart on Jul 24, 2018
Used before
Scott B on Sep 3, 2021
Trying instead of spirals
ANDREW C on May 30, 2020
How long should the sticks be left in the barrel or carboy? Thank you!
Matthew J Mazza on Oct 9, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I think the package recommends a minimum of six months, but how long you leave them in beyond that is up to you and the flavor profile you’re aiming for. Taste at least monthly and make your determination based on that. A recent batch of Cabernet hit the mark for me at six months, the longest I’ve tried thus far , but at some point, I may try up to a year.
Good morning guys can I mix one stick with 2oz oak cube in a 6 gallons batch ?thanks
FRITZIE DELINCE on Nov 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: You should be fine to mix them, yes. Myself and many others have mixed a combination of the winestix together (two different types and toasts) in one carboy with more complex results. The stick should be just fine with a cube in there with it.
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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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great purchase
These sticks are perfect for the 5 gallon carboy adds a hint of oak flavor. If you want a stronger oak flavor add 2 sticks to 5 gallons.
October 20, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great WineStix!
Delivered on time. Using the light toast on Viognier white wine while aging in carboys. Just want to add a bit more complexity to the wine. First time using on a white. Have used them on a number of red varietals in the past with predictable and consistent results!
September 18, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wine styx
Don't know how they affected the wine. Left them in for 3 months and the wine will be bottled next August (2018). I hope they are less aggressive than oak cubes.
February 15, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago