It’s not always easy to get your hands on a wooden barrel and wood chips can be difficult to use because of the varying degrees of exposed surface area of the wood. Why not try a honey comb staff of wood from Black Swan Cooperage? Use 1 inch for every gallon. Sold in 5 inch staves. Age up to 6 weeks for maximum flavour extraction.
Check out the possible flavour profiles the different wood types can give to your beer or wine!
Cherry: butter brickle, ripe cherry, fresh grass, meringue, light fried bread/ Belgian waffle
Hickory: honey, BBQ, hickory smoked bacon, apple sauce, cocoa, coconut
Red Oak: red berries, toasted marshmallow, light grass, baking bread, butterscotch
Soft Maple: yellow cake, light smoke, banana, nut, toasted bread, hint of orange spice
White Oak: vanilla, toasted coconut, cinnamon, pepper, sweet baked bread, caramel