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Old 10-10-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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This weekend I will be transferring my pumpkin ale from primary to secondary. The kit instructions say to add the 2nd packet of spices to the secondary. Should I just go ahead & dump them in? Any sanitization issues with that?....should I maybe dissolve them in a cup of boiled water instead?

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Old 10-10-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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I wouldn't be terribly worried about the sanitation of the spices (unless they are moldy). If you are really worried about it, I'd go ahead and do the boiled water.

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Old 10-10-2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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You should have no worries about adding the spices directly to the fermenter. I ahve done that many times and have never had a sanitation problem. There is enough alcohol in the secondary to handle any kind of bacteria that may be hanging out on those spices. Good luck- Where did you get the recipe?

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Old 10-10-2008, 10:44 PM   #4
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The pumpkin ale is a kit from beer-wine.com

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You can also do what I'm doing and making a tea with the spices and adding it to the secondary so as to not over spice the beer.

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