Ok I have formulated a basic recipe for this and want to know what everyone thinks.
5 g of store bought apple juice
5 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp of nutmeg
Some amount of oak cubes - house toasted
1/2 g of bottled H20 to boil cinnamon sticks
Lalvin K1-V1116 yeast @ the suggestion of LHBS
I am going to boil the sticks in a similar fashion as in the post below.
As an alternative, I am thinking of using 1/2g of apple juice instead, not boiled, but simmered, to extract the flavor from the sticks. I am also not sure how much oak cubes and what toasting to use. I do not want the oak to overpower the cider. I know I want to use them in the primary.
The plan is to boil/simmer stick adding the nutmeg at flameout. I will then cool that down add it to the primary with apple juice and oak cubes. I will pitch yeast and ferment between 68-75. When SG gets down around 1.014 – 1.010, I will bottle and pasteurize using the stove-top bottling method below.
That is the plan so far.
This is not final yet so any input is appreciated.