steeping spices in secondary? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > steeping spices in secondary?

Thread Tools
Old 09-14-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
Jan 2005
Posts: 2

Has anyone ever tried steeping a sachet of cloves and cinnamon during the secondary fermentation in any of your recipes?

It was suggested to me by a friend that I take cheesecloth and make a small sachet containing cinnamon sticks and cloves and dropping this in the mixture and letting it steep till bottling time.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 10:28 PM   #2
kid mode
May 2005
Hong Kong
Posts: 34
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

I've never tried spices in the secondary. (I rarely do a secondary for ciders). The concern is one that's been stated elsewhere. The spices wouldn't be sanitary. I don't know how you would sanitize them without losing a bunch of the flavor with boiling. I've always boiled spices at the beginning before pitching.
That's all I've got.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2005, 02:03 AM   #3
I use secondaries. :p
Walker's Avatar
Sep 2005
Cary, NC
Posts: 10,987
Liked 102 Times on 90 Posts

maybe you can steam them in a vegetable steamer?


PS: never used spices, never made cider.
Ground Fault Brewing Co.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 07:15 PM   #4
Aug 2012
Carson City, Nv
Posts: 2,630
Liked 393 Times on 306 Posts

You could use neutral spirits to make a tincture

Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2016, 05:14 PM   #5
Oct 2016
Posts: 251
Liked 48 Times on 42 Posts

Yes I think something like vodka and spices and let sit for a week or so to make an extract. This is what I plan to do. Thinking cinnamon and cardemon

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best way to add spices Peregris Recipes/Ingredients 1 10-02-2009 06:05 PM
Steeping Spices in Vodka CADragon General Techniques 7 07-16-2009 10:37 PM
Question about dry hopping in secondary (spices) sinoth Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 10-27-2008 03:51 PM
Adding spices to the secondary BearsWickedBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 10-10-2008 11:54 PM
Cold-Steeping Malt Grains vs. High-Temp Steeping Legitikick All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 01-21-2008 04:04 AM

Forum Jump