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Old 12-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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Hi

Who uses oak chippings?

What quantity do you use, how long do you leave them in?

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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No one?


Someone must use them

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Keithdib
Hi

Who uses oak chippings?

What quantity do you use, how long do you leave them in?
There are various styles, chips, cubes, spiral sticks. The you have different oaks, American, French, Hungarian. On top of that, there are different toast levels.

So, pick which style you want, add a little at a time and taste your wine every week or so until you get the taste you want.

I'm doing a cab now. I chose American oak chips, with a light toast. I'm going to add two ounces and taste in two weeks. (5 gallon batch)
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by novalou

There are various styles, chips, cubes, spiral sticks. The you have different oaks, American, French, Hungarian. On top of that, there are different toast levels.

So, pick which style you want, add a little at a time and taste your wine every week or so until you get the taste you want.

I'm doing a cab now. I chose American oak chips, with a light toast. I'm going to add two ounces and taste in two weeks. (5 gallon batch)
Thanks novalou

I have American Oak, there chippings. I don't know 'toast' level though..

I will add a few and see how it goes
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