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Old 02-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
Feb 2012
Buxton, ME
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Found these mini "Whiskey Wood" oak aging staves for aging beer and other alcohol. I know some places that age beer in old whiskey barrels, and thats what these are. They are small staves milled from old whiskey barrels and come in a variety of toast levels from untoasted to heavy toast. They fit right into a carboy too and are so much easier to get out than oak chips, and age just as well.

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Old 02-14-2012, 04:48 AM   #2
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"Other companies make oak cubes, which take much longer to age, but the long thin form gives these much greater surface area,"

I don't believe that without them listing any dimensions or weights. A single oak cube is about 1/2" squared, so the surface are would be 3"^2. There are about 34 cubes per ounce, which would be 102"^2.

Plus you can't get the same nice gradation of toast level through a thin wafer as you can with thicker cubes.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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I have a Belgian Barley Wine aging on these right now:

Just transferred to secondary yesterday onto a 1 oz stave. Fun concept.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #4
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I love These They work super fast. Each stick is 6 gallons I believe and available in different toast levels.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by RoadKing
I love These They work super fast. Each stick is 6 gallons I believe and available in different toast levels.
I picked up a pack last week. Probably going to split a 10 gallon batch and do honeycomb vs. spiral.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #6
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RiverDrive, you seem to be the seller of the staves you mention, which is fine of course.
Your link is not working though. Also can't find the staves on your site.
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