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Old 11-14-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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I'm planning to add cinnamon to my bottling bucket just for flavour, not priming. Does anyone know if cinnamon is fermentable? This could lead to a fizzy mess or grenades if the cinnamon primes along with the regular dextrose.



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Old 11-14-2007, 04:22 PM   #2
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Cinnamon is not made of sugar, so it will not ferment.



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Old 11-14-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
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there is no fermentable material in cinnamon. Prime with dextrose as usual.

Aside from that, ferchrissakes be CAREFUL! A touch a cinnamon can ruin a beer.

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cinnamon isn't gonna dissolve into the beer...hopefully it sticks to the sediment.
if it doesn't, you'll be drinking little clumps of cinnamon which would taste aweful.

if you really want some cinnamon in there, I suggest you get whole stick cinnamon, steep it in a cup of hot water for 15 mins (this could be the same water you put your priming sugar in to dissolve it). steep it hot...less than 200F but above 150F.

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Not a good idea! Dry cinnimon will ruin it. You should wait after you bottle it. Then to your hearts content you can add the cinnimon to your poured glass of beer to taste. This way you won't ruin all but one. JMHO.
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Geeze good thing I found out before it's too late. Thanks.

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Cinnamon is tree bark...

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Fun cinnamon fact, pinch your nose and put some in your mouth. It will have almost no flavor.

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Dare you to eat a tablespoon of ground cinnamon...



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