Originally Posted by Beernewb
I'm at 1.018, but not rally getting any cinn or ginger flavor...I followed the recipe to a T....would you add a stick to the primary here and/or some ginger? would I have to boil first?
I dunno, I think It should just be the SUGGESTION of cinnamon and ginger. Don't have much experience with ginger, but I know too much of the former can wreck a brew pdq...
Pulled a sample of mine last night, after 10days primary and 5 days so far in the secondary. Didn't add any spices During the Boil or @ flameout, just to the secondary, and they are almost perfect at the moment. Planning on bottling in 2 more days. Also, I added 1.75 oz of Amarillo to the secondary, and I hit about 1.095 og. The adjuncts seem to dull the alcohol heat just enough for this brew to do its job as a winter warmer.
If u want to add some, I'd do it in a muslin bag and spray it down w some sanitizer first if the mood so strikes you to be a fanatic
Iike me. That way u can taste as it ages and yank it out of the vessel when it has the amount of cinn/ginger flavor you would personally like..