Oak cubes 1 month? or 2?

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  1. Nov 20, 2018 #1

    kokomimi

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    I ended up with SG 0.994 after 3 weeks in secondary fermentation then I Racked it and added Potassium Sorbate + Campden tablet + Degassed it + more juice to sweeten + 15 grams of Hungarian Oak Cubes (MED TOAST) in one gallon jug.

    now it's on the third racking since 6-NOV

    So.. I have 2 options and I'm confused..



    OPTION 1:
    Shloud I leave it more and rack it on 6-Jan? (this option will keep oaks for 2 months)

    OR

    OPTION 2:
    Should I rack it on 6-DEC and removing the Cubes and aging for 3 months? (by doing this .. the cubes have sat for only 1 month)


    thanks
     
  2. Nov 20, 2018 #2

    pillswoj

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    Oak cubes I will normally leave for 3 months.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2018 #3

    Boatboy24

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    Yep, 6-8 weeks minimum with cubes. 3 months would ensure complete extraction.
     
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    after degassing and clearing, I add 100 grams of oak chips and let age at least 3 months and then rack... taste and then bottle and age if I like the taste.
     

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