Originally Posted by daveooph131
Got a question before brewing this weekend. This is such a long thread and the pages I read through I didn't see this asked....
Has anyone added the spices at bottling instead of as a 5min addition?
If you prefer it, you could make a spice tincutre by adding the spices to a couple of ounces of vodka. Then you can add that to the bottling bucket. The advantage of this is that you can slowly add in the tincture and check out the taste to dial in the exact spice level you want.
I am in the middle of doing a variation on this idea where I put in about 3/4 of spices in the boil so the flavors can blend while sitting in my fermenter. But I also have a spice tincture ready should I want to dail up the taste a bit more.
Hope this helps.