Read into the thread a little ways, about 5-8 pages in a fellow did a batch using brown sugar and Nottingham ale yeast rather than corn sugar and wine yeast. I did his recipe and it looks to be turning out quite nice. I also added 5 cinnamon sticks to the fermentor for added flavor, but was later told it may be too many. We will see. I have another month or so before I will even sample mine.