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Old 10-27-2006, 05:59 AM   #1
Monk
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Got my second hard cider in primary right now. Two cans of a cider kit, plus sucanat brown sugar, 1.4 lb. wheat LME, a tiny smidge of bittering hops, and a teaspoon of cinnamon. It smells fantastic, just like the wassail my parents make around Christmas. Perhaps this will taste as good...and get you a bit tipsy.

Anyone else have any experience adding LME to cider? Or spices to cider?

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Old 10-27-2006, 06:21 AM   #2
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I'm brewing one right now with light wheat extract, going for the caramel flavor. I've only ever added spices as a tea in secondary when making cider....
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Old 10-27-2006, 04:46 PM   #3
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I've heard of adding the spices as a tea, because it preserves more of the aroma/flavor. I added the cinnamon with about 15 minutes left in the boil, according to the only directions I could find for using cinnamon. I'll see how it turns out.

Incidentally, I had a cinnamon blonde ale a few months ago that was great. I wonder if they used a tea or added it to the boil?

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