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Old 02-21-2013, 01:19 PM   #11
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Got my Cinnamon oil today but I have to wait a few more months before I use it
Do you know if that oil will incorporate in alcohol? A chef told me to keep gum arabic on hand when wanting to incorporate oil into beer/wine, because it will allow the oil to homogenize. I forgot to ask how to use the gum arabic, and she has since passed away, but I suspect the info is online.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:34 PM   #12
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From what I have read it takes a long time for any oil to blend into a mead. an example would be the chocolate mead (liquid sex), takes 2 years if I remember right. I will read more about combining oil and alcohol , I have another 6 months before I add it so I'm not to worried just yet :P I will look up the gum arabic as well. thanks

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Old 06-05-2013, 04:14 AM   #13
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Just moved my fireball mead from the glass carboy into a bottling bucket and back to the carboy. I don't have another carboy so that's what I had to do lol :P oh and I did kick up a bit of sediment unfortunately so you will see some of the red from the fireballs in the bucket.

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Old 06-05-2013, 06:08 AM   #14
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I used 20 fireballs in a gallon I did last year. Excellent flavor

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:43 PM   #15
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Out of curiosity, if you cracked a fireball in half and dropped it into your carboy would you get a mentos type degassing reaction? I love me some fresh fireballs. Are you guys going to spice it up a little with some hot peppers also or just go with the straight fireball flavor? Do you plan on adding some red food coloring to recapture the color? Have you started on your fireball label yet? WVMJ

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:33 AM   #16
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This thread reminded me to go check my fireball cyser. I used 10 fireballs per gallon and 5 fire jolly ranchers (for color and a bit more oomph). I do have cinnamon oil if I need it. It smelled/tasted amazing two months ago.

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Old 06-06-2013, 02:03 AM   #17
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madcowbrewing: I went with 10 per gallon so that you get roughly 1 fireball per 12 ounce bottle. I may try a smaller batch like yours to see how 2 per bottle taste

WVMJ: I'm not sure about the fireball/mentos reaction, not sure I want to try it with my first 5 gallon of this :P I will be "spicing it up" with the cinnamon oil in another 3 months. For this batch I will not be adding red food coloring but I might on the next one. My labels usually consist of masking tape and a marker :P

saramc: This is my first time brewing with candy, does the jolly rancher color settle out like the fireball color does?

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Old 06-06-2013, 07:22 AM   #18
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saramc: This is my first time brewing with candy, does the jolly rancher color settle out like the fireball color does?
Hoping the photo gives some insight. But in the glass it appears to be a golden rose color. Jolly Rancher dissolves completely, no sediment. The carboy as a whole definitely appears more deeply colored. And the sample is so smooth with a definite cinnamon kiss on the end, gives your mouth that 'been chewing cinnamon gum' feeling.

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Old 06-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #19
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That is definitely a better color than what I got right now. When I'm done with this one I think I'll make a few small batches and try a few of these ideas and see how it goes.

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I'm getting ready to do this!
My plan is 10 fireballs per gallon in primary Then some fire jolly ranchers for secondary not sure yet though. Ferment dry then back sweeten with some fire jolly ranchers and honey.

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