Time to revive this long dead one...
I brewed this beer October 2010 and did NOT double the amount of spice. Man I'm glad I didn't double it. Even with the amount that came with the kit, it took until JUST now (15 months of aging) for it to get a nice, balanced spice taste. Now it has a great almost fruitcake like flavor to it.
Remember, the thing with spices is a little goes a LONG way!
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
- Benjamin Franklin (and I don't care if this quote has been largely discredited/misquoted...I like it!)
Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.
- Thomas Jefferson