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I just purchased this kit, opened up and see they supply oak "dust" for lack of a better work, has anyone used this or substituted with oak cubes or chips?

Any suggestions?

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Tom

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The "dust" will be absorbed faster than cubes. That is why they add that. The say to rush the oakiness leading to faster bottle.
I say you can't rush wine making. I would bulk age this one.
 
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Thanks

yes my plan was for at carboy at least 9 mos then bottle and try after 3 more months.
 

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The dust does an OK job but I do like the cubes or staves or even spirals better. If you like a lot of oak you can use the dust and then add more oak whil bulk aging, thats what I do as I like lots of oak in my big reds.
 

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