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Old 11-21-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Spice tincture / potion question.

Im about to rack a pumpkin beer over to keg. I made a tincture of pie spices and some vanilla thinking my boil additions might not be enough. The boil additions are definitely present in flavor maybe a little light, but there is no real aroma. This isnt the worst thing in my opinion as I want a beer not a pie.

My question is should I wait till the beer is carbed and decide then whether to use the tincture as I am on the fence now as to if it needs it. I feel that carbonation sometimes changes beer flavors enough by itself. Thoughts?


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Old 11-22-2014, 01:57 AM   #2
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In my experience an overspiced beer is usually not very pleasant. IMO wait til it's carbed up then give it a taste test and adjust from there. It's a lot easier to add flavor than to take it back out.

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