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14 or 20 block oak chains


XtraChêne’s Oak-on-a-Rope provides an oak profile of either 70% or 100% new barrel equivalent. Our unique 14 or 20 piece oak block design allows for evenly integrated oak flavors and aromas.

Each Oak-on-a-Rope is supplied with a silicon bung and is designed with a stainless steel weight, which allows for easy installation and removal.


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Origins

French oak: Sessile oak (Quercus petraea) and Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur).
American oak: White oak (Quercus alba).

 

Seasoning

French oak is naturally open air-seasoned for a minimum of two years.
American oak is naturally open air-seasoned for a minimum of three years.

 

Toast levels

The following convection toast levels are available:
French oak:
 - Light, Medium or Medium plus
 - Toast Blends: French Clair, French Roti, or French Naturelle Series (Medium or Medium plus)
American oak:
 - Light, Medium or Medium plus
 - Toast Blends: American Spectrum or American Bold.

 

Packaging

Food-grade polyethylene bag.