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 Fall Bright, The Winemakers Shoppe  Dundee, NY, USA, 607-292-3995

French OakPLUS chips, a smaller chip MEDIUM toast 4 ounce

French Medium Toast provides complex, pleasantly mild and delicate toasted oak characters and aromas of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, oatmeal with honey, graham cracker, with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavors provide sweetness, creaminess and roundness to the mouth feel with a lingering non-aggressive toast character.

French OakPlus Chips take 8 weeks for full extraction but 5-6 weeks should be sufficient. Due to the length of time required for extraction, add these chips after the primary extraction. If you want to use them in the primary fermentation, put them in a grain or hop bag for retrieval.

Usage rate: is 3-10 grams per liter of wine. We recommend trying one sample with 3 grams, one sample with 6 grams and one sample with 10 grams to determine the different intensities of our flavors and aromatics.

1 ounce is 28.35 grams 1 gallon is 3.78 liters 5 gallons is 18.9 liters


3 grams per liter rate for 5 gallons would be 56.7 grams or 2 ounces.
6 grams per liter rate for 5 gallons would be 113.4 grams or 4 ounces.


If you forgot to oak your wine and you are almost ready to bottle, use oak mor, as this product is small saw dust like particles. It will impart about 90% of the taste in 24 hours. Youwill be able to taste and re-dose again as needed.

Guide-line for use is 19-38 grams per 5 gallons of white wine or 0.7 to 1.4 ounces per 5 gallons.
Usage for red wine is 38-95 grams or 1.4 to 3.4 ounces per 5 gallons of wine. This settles nicely but you will need to rack before bottling.

1 level Tablespoon is about 3.3 grams   

8.5 Tablespoons are about 1 ounce.

Wine Stix™ for Carboys

We (Peter DeVivi Productions, Inc.) begin with properly seasoned American White Oak, properly seasoned and toasted to perfection.

The unique WineStix™ design allows the impact of short grain exposure (as in beans, cubes and spirals); and the complexity of long grain exposure in the same piece of wood. Not more oak, just more complex and subtle results!


One stick per 5-6 gallons, packaged as 2 Wine Stix™ per sleeve of the same toast level.

American Oak four toast levels:
Light: light vanillin, almonds, coconut fresh oak

Medium: more vanillin, caramel, roasted nuts, hints of spick, cinnamon
Medium Plus: light chocolate, roasted coffee, spices, nutmeg, honey
Dark Toast: caramelized, toasted oak, dark chocolate, subtle black pepper

Alliers French Oak four toast levels (we carry 3 toast levels)
Light Toast: Gental spices, vanilla cinnamon cloves structure, roundness, fat.
Medium:  Vanilla coffee sweetness erasing of bitterness and excessive astringency and vegetal character.

Medium Plus Toast: Roasted, toasty aromas, coffee, caramel sweetness length on the palate.  

Impact time 2-3 months, useful two seasons.

Easy clean up, no clogged pumps.

When done, scrub off tartrates and dead yeasts with a stainless steel brush, rinse with clean water; tightly double wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until needed again or transfer to another Carboy.


May Your Wines Fall Bright!