I have 4 batches of cider that I'd like to oak. They're all clear and ready to bottle.
I have 3/4"x3/4" white oak cubes my dad cut. They have not been charred/toasted or anything, just raw oak.
My plan is to rack a gallon of each batch into a one gallon carboy, bottle the other 4 gallons, and oak the one gallon till desirable taste and bottle.
My problem is I don't know how to use these cubes. How many should I use, how do I toast them, how long, ect. Any oaking help would be great.