WineStix ™ Barrel Tether – French Oak

tetherSuitable for 55/60 gallon Barrel for full 2nd use Barrel flavors and aromas.

Includes 8 Wine Stix™ tethered together with food grade ties in accordion style pairs for easy insertion and removal through the bung. Minimum contact time is 3 months, generally 6-10 months for the complexity of the long grain to shine.

Properly seasoned wood with the “WineStix™ milling” that allows short grain impact (as in spirals, beans and cubes); and long grain complexity in the same piece of wood!

Not more Oak, more subtle and complex results.

Good for two seasons, when done with season’s wine keep the wood wet and scrub with a stainless steel (sanitized) brush; keep wet and double wrap with plastic stretch wrap and freeze. Thaw and put in the next wine.

Less Wood. Less Cost. Excellent Results.

WineStix ™ Barrel Tether – American Oak

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Includes 8 Wine Stix™ tethered together with food grade ties in accordion style pairs for easy insertion and removal through the bung. Minimum contact time is 3 months, generally 6-10 months for the complexity of the long grain to shine.

Properly seasoned wood with the “WineStix™ milling” that allows short grain impact (as in spirals, beans and cubes); and long grain complexity in the same piece of wood!

Not more Oak, more subtle and complex results.

Good for two seasons, when done with season’s wine keep the wood wet and scrub with a stainless steel (sanitized) brush; keep wet and double wrap with plastic stretch wrap and freeze. Thaw and put in the next wine.

Less Wood. Less Cost. Excellent Results.

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BeerStix™ French Oak Tank Staves for Brewing

stavesWe begin with Allier French Oak, properly seasoned and toasted to perfection.

Use one BeerStix™ Stave per 30 gallons of Beer; 4’’ opening required. Dimensions are ½’’ thick x 1-7/16’’ wide x 34’’ long.
Can be tethered accordion style to match the brew volume or can be cut down to change the ratio of oak to brew. Cut and non-used piece can be stored in the O2 barrier packaging until the next time.

Properly seasoned Wood with the “BeerStix™ milling” that allows short grain impact (as in spirals, beans and cubes); and long grain complexity in the same piece of wood! BeerStix has 60% more surface area than Wine Stix® milling for faster extraction time, please allow 2 months minimum contact time for the long grain extraction of flavors and aromas.

Good for two seasons, when done getting desired flavors and aromas, keep the wood wet and scrub with a stainless steel (sanitized) brush; keep wet and double wrap with plastic stretch wrap and freeze. Thaw and put in the next Brew.

Less Wood. Less Cost. Excellent Results.

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BeerStix™ American Oak Tank Staves for Brewing

stavesWe begin with Northern American Oak, properly seasoned and toasted to perfection.

We begin American Oak, properly seasoned and toasted to perfection.

Use one BeerStix™ Stave per 30 gallons of Beer; 4’’ opening required. Dimensions are ½’’ thick x 1-7/16’’ wide x 34’’ long.
Can be tethered accordion style to match the brew volume or can be cut down to change the ratio of oak to brew. Cut and non-used piece can be stored in the O2 barrier packaging until the next time.

Properly seasoned Wood with the “BeerStix™ milling” that allows short grain impact (as in spirals, beans and cubes); and long grain complexity in the same piece of wood! BeerStix has 60% more surface area than Wine Stix® milling for faster extraction time, please allow 2 months minimum contact time for the long grain extraction of flavors and aromas.

Good for two seasons, when done getting desired flavors and aromas, keep the wood wet and scrub with a stainless steel (sanitized) brush; keep wet and double wrap with plastic stretch wrap and freeze. Thaw and put in the next Brew.

Less Wood. Less Cost. Excellent Results.

 

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BeerStix™ French Oak Carboy for Brewing

One stick for 5-6 gallons, Effects vary according to your style beer, brewing techniques and aging, dose rates and contact time. One stick for 5-6 gallons. Good for two seasons.

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Light Toast

Gentle spices, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, structure, roundness, fat.

 

Medium Toast

Vanilla, coffee, sweetness, erasing of bitterness and excessive astringency and vegetal character.

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Medium Plus Toast

Roasted,toasty aromas, coffee, caramel, sweetness, length on the palate.

 

Heavy Toast

Roasted smoky aromas, dark coffee, sweetness, persistence.

BeerStix_TankStave_012814Effects vary according to your style beer, brewing techniques and aging, dose rates and contact time. One stick for 5-6 gallons. Good for two seasons, to re-use keep the wood wet and scrub with a stainless steel (sanitized) brush; keep wet and double wrap with plastic stretch wrap and freeze. Thaw and put in the next brew. This will give 2nd season barrel type extractions and flavors.

Less Wood. Less Cost. Excellent Results.

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BeerStix™ American Oak Carboy for Brewing

One stick for 5-6 gallons, Effects vary according to your style beer, brewing techniques and aging, dose rates and contact time. One stick for 5-6 gallons.

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Light Toast

Light Vanillin

Almonds

Coconut

Fresh Oak

Medium Toast

More Vanillin

Roasted nuts

Hints of Spice

Cinnamon

Medium Plus Toast

Roasted Coffee

Spices

Nutmeg

Honey

Light Chocolate

Hints of Leather

Dark Toast

Caramelized

Toasted Oak

Dark Chocolate

Subtle Black Pepper

BeerStix_TankStave_012814American Oak Species have a greater aromatic potential than European Oak due to the high content of cis/trans isomers of methalOctalactone. American White Oak is easily identified by the low quanity of extractable polyphenols, the high methal-octalactone extractable polyphenols, the presence of two isomers of 3-oxo-retro-ionol.**

Footnote: **Am.J.Enol.Vitic.49-1-79-85 (1998)

American Journal of Enology and Viticulture

One stick for 5-6 gallons, Effects vary according to your style beer, brewing techniques and aging, dose rates and contact time. One stick for 5-6 gallons. Good for two seasons, to re-use keep the wood wet and scrub with a stainless steel (sanitized) brush; keep wet and double wrap with plastic stretch wrap and freeze. Thaw and put in the next wine. (You can buy bulk sticks with WineStix® milling and build your own flavor profile! click on products to get them.)Less Wood. Less Cost. Excellent Results.

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WHY US?

WHY US?

 

The image says it all.  The good sense to use the best wood and the sense to know when to go with the grain towards innovation.

 

The Wine Stix® milled shape is unique in that it gives the impact of oak flavors to the wine as in “short grain wood products”, allowing less pieces of wood, and at the same time giving a more complex extraction of “long grain wood”, like the wooden barrel does, together in the same piece of wood!

 

Less Oak. Less Cost. Excellent Results.

WHY IT WORKS

WHY Wine Stix® and BeerStix™ WORKS

Both products are milled in a way that exposes short grain and long grain in the same piece of wood.

The shape is unique in that it gives the impact of oak flavors to the wine as in “short grain wood”, allowing less pieces of wood, and at the same time gives a more complex extraction of flavors due to the “long grain wood”;  like the wooden barrel does.

Because of the Wine Stix® and BeerStix™  milling  there is  gradient toasting in Light, Medium, Medium Plus and Burgundy level.

Gradient toasting is the only way to preserve the delicate, volitive sugars in Oak. This is exactly what takes place in the barrel making process.

This complexity acquired with our products are the closest Oak Alternative being made to replicate the flavor profiles of a Wooden Barrel.

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

 

A Wooden barrel exposes only long grain to the Wine, Spirits or Beer.

All barrel alternatives have degrees of short grain and some more than others.

The shorter the grain or “end grain”, the faster the liquid can saturate the wood as in products like chips, beans, spirals and cubes.   Also, the extraction of flavors from the wood is faster.   As the gang at MoreWine® said, “It’s like makin’ gravy-if you put in all the flour at once you may get the lumps!”.

So, long grain is very slow to be saturated by the wine and more complexity occurs naturally and more slowly during the polymerization process.

Excellent Wine, Beer and Spirits are made slowly with fine cooperage, results with our products are indistinguishable blind tasted, side by side.