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Old 11-05-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default What is the best way to use cinnamon?

I am planning a winter warmer/christmas ale. I have never done one of these before. I notice a lot of recipes use cinnamon and nutmeg and ginger. This sounds like a winning combination for such a beer. I might also use some sweet orange peel in it as well.

Anyway, I would love a recipe like this if someone has a good one.

Also, how should I use the cinnamon? I see recipes that call for a teaspoon, but I would rather use a cinnamon stick. Should I throw it in the boil, or should I add it to the secondary?

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Old 11-05-2006, 08:07 PM   #2
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Toss two or three cinnamon sticks into the beer at flameout. If you use ground cinnamon, anything more than about a teaspoon per 5 gallons is overkill.

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Old 11-23-2006, 11:43 AM   #3
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I am planning a winter warmer/christmas ale. I have never done one of these before. I notice a lot of recipes use cinnamon and nutmeg and ginger. This sounds like a winning combination for such a beer. I might also use some sweet orange peel in it as well.

Anyway, I would love a recipe like this if someone has a good one.

Also, how should I use the cinnamon? I see recipes that call for a teaspoon, but I would rather use a cinnamon stick. Should I throw it in the boil, or should I add it to the secondary?

I am happy to be a member of your community.

I have heard of cinnamon and I want to learn something about it.

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Old 11-23-2006, 12:40 PM   #4
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Stick. Have to imagine that the grounds wouldn't really settle out all that easily.

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I recently brewed a Holiday Ale extract kit that used 1tsp ginger, 1tsp nutmeg and 1 cinnamon stick (5 gallon batch). All of these were added during the last 10 minutes of the boil.

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Toss two or three cinnamon sticks into the beer at flameout. If you use ground cinnamon, anything more than about a teaspoon per 5 gallons is overkill.
old thread reboot.... but I just learned this fact no less than 2 minutes ago after taking a sample of my first Winter Warmer. Honey cinnamon ale with 1 tbsp of cinnamon at flameout.

Ugh.... Wish I did a search on this first. It's totally drinkable and some people may even like it. I just feel it could have been a whole lot better with a Tsp of Cinnamon instead.


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