Sugar Maple (Acer saccharin) also known as Rock Maple or Hard Maple, contributes subtle notes of maple syrup, with a soft sweetness when applied during the conditioning phase for up to six weeks.
The big surface area of the spiral design allows a shorter pickup time of wood character. Allowing adequate wood impact in a matter of 7 to 14 days of contact time. Toasting is a process measured in time & temperature, not color. Differences in darkness or lightness of identically toasted woods is due to natural differences in the wood before toasting, such as grain tightness & moisture, each of which falls into a range of values that meets our standard.