Hello all! In the Spring I asked about adding raspberries to a Cooper's Pilsner kit and followed your advice, resulting in an AWESOME raspberry beer for the Summer. Well, now it's time to start thinking about Christmas beer...
I have one more kit that I would like to use before I try going to all-grain. This is a Cooper's Irish stout. I would like to add cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla to it (spices from a family Christmas baking recipe). I have noticed from searching the forum that spices are usually added during the last few minutes of boiling.
Because a kit does not require boiling, when shall I add the spices? Also, any suggestions for amount of spices per 5gal. batch? I found a pumpkin ale recipe that suggested, for instance, 0.011lbs cinnamon and 0.003lbs nutmeg, but again this was for addition during boiling, so I don't know how much my mileage may vary ;-)
Thanks again...this is all so much fun!!!