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Old 07-14-2017, 06:08 AM   #1
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My wine is getting ready to go into bulk aging, and I'll be aging with French oak cubes. I'm curious, do you make a cheese cloth "sock" (essentially a filter) and boil for 10 minutes or do you just drop them right in?

I'm sure the latter of the two may result in a bit of sediment.

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Old 07-14-2017, 07:00 AM   #2
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just wash and spray with a k-meta 10% solution and then drop in. they will float for awhile then once saturated drop to the bottom. sediment is minimal

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Old 07-14-2017, 09:05 AM   #3
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I just finished a Trinity White batch and was under-whelmed with it...I split it and "oaked" half of it with a LD Carlson product called Dual Smooth. It had a package of glycerine and package of liquid oak extract. American Instant Gratification at it's far. It did make an immediate improvement in my book...will see how it holds up over time.

Was wondering if anyone else had used this product? Or in a beer? I bought it to use in a beer.

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