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Old 10-18-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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Has anyone aged any cider on cinnamon sticks? How many did you use and how did it turn out? Are they really strong?

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Old 10-19-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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i made a brownsugar and cinnamon cider once, i stuck in two sticks for a 3 gallon batch for about a month to age... WAY WAY WAY to much cinnamom flavor... i would recoment trying 2/3 of a stick in a 5 gallon batch to test then add more until liking.

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Old 10-19-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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I am currently in the process of making a spiced cider and used 2.5 small sticks in a 5 gallon batch. When steeped with the other spices it smelled mellow enough. WE shall see though.

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Old 10-19-2008, 10:10 AM   #4
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i use one stick in a 5 gal batch of mead. They are very strong and should be treated as using oak in a sense. I would recommend either using less or putting them in a hop bag so they can be removed when the cinnamon flavor is sufficient.

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Old 10-19-2008, 02:36 PM   #5
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There are several factors that you have to take into account. Size is one. Cinnamon, or what we call cinnamon, is sold in 2" increments and can be found anywhere from 2" to 12".
Storage is also important. If your pulling it off your spice rack that sits right behind the stove it will be considerably weaker.
Age is another factor.
I put 2 2" sticks into three gallons and it hardly did anything. When I added 2 sticks (fresh) to another batch it was way to strong
Start light and increase if you need to.

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