Originally Posted by Ultrazord
I'm desperately trying to make a caramel vanilla ale that isn't overpowering. It's tough!
Additions that work though are honey to a belgian (standard from what I've read, though tasty!)
If it's a sugar your trying to get your flavor from or a spice and you bottle try making a primer tea I've found that seems to bring out the flavor well with age. But beware using too much will over power easily.
I'm just starting to try this with keging it doesn't work as well yet but like all things it takes time & experience to perfect just like hops & grain. The easiest way to make things not overpowering is obvious find out what it is that is overpowering and us less of it,or find a way to balance it out.