Originally Posted by JKAlchemist
What sort of portioning would you recommend for a five a gallon batch concerning cinnamon and nutmeg? Just wait till just before bottling and spice / sweeten until I like it?
As much of a 'cop out' as that may sound, its true. Folks taste perceptions are very different, but that's one of the beautys of homebrewing as well.
As a rule of thumb, go small on your additions of anything and add more to taste.
Having said that, my latest batch of cider will start with 1 Tbs of Cinnamon, 1/2 Tbs of Nutmeg, and 1/2oz of Bitter Orange peel. Will I adjust it? Yes, probally, but that's where I'm starting out.
That is for 7 gallons.