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Old 07-08-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Have seen a few posts on this product. For anyone that has actually used it, is a whole dram of watermelon oil going to be sicky sweet in a 5 gal batch ? Am looking for only a hint of flavor.

What about other oils of theirs ? Are some more potent than others ?

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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Where I work we use Lorann Oils for flavoring candy. It's not the same as beer obviously, but I can tell you that yes, some of the flavors are more potent then others.

On the flavoring bottles they usually have printed how much you should use (as a percentage of the total batch size). I would recommend starting well below that amount and adding more to taste (since you only want a hint of flavor). Maybe even splitting your batch in case you add too much.

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I've used 1 dram of watermellon to 5 gallons and I thought it was great. I also think watermellon is the only flavor I liked that I have tried from loranns. You may consider 1/2 dram in secondary then add the other half at bottling if you want more.

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I have a few of these but never used them: watermelon, tangerine, pomegranate, pineapple and mango.
Will be making a cream ale this week. Was thinking 1/2 dram in half of a 5 gallon batch at bottling. SWMBO wants mango , but I prefer the watermelon.

1/2 dram at bottling be overpowering in 2.5 gallons you think ?

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