I brewed a Breakfast Stout clone (from BYO
) 6 weeks ago (2 week in primary, 4 in secondary). I am going to bottle this weekend, and I would like to add some Cardamom to part of the batch (Turkish Coffee Anyone?).
Here is my idea:
1. Split my priming sugar, and the beer in half.
2. Dissolve the sugar and water as usual, but put some cardamom pods in one of the sugar solutions.
3. Add the normal sugar solution to half of the batch, and add the cardamom sugar solution to the other half.
4. bottle as usual. half with the cardamom sugar, and half without.
I was thinking of lightly toasting my pods before adding them to the sugar solution.
Also, in order to get an idea of the strength of the cardamom that I like, I am thinking of making a similar solution, and adding it to an actual Founders Breakfast Stout (break it up into to 6 samples, adding different amount to each). Keeping the best ratio for the bottling. (not changing the sugar amount, but the cardamom amount).
Ok, this is long... thanks for reading!
Let me know if you have any thoughts, or have done anything similarly.