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Old 02-02-2006, 01:19 PM   #1
Alx Rains
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Hey guys, I need a bit of advice on spicing , should I boil the spices (I'm thinking Cinnamon and cloves) in some Apple juice first and add this when cooled, or just chuck them in raw?
Any help would be appreiciated
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:41 PM   #2
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I just put them in the primary. Allspice is a good addition. Use about a tablespoonful of spices per gallon.
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:14 PM   #3
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Thanks David, I will be trying this in a couple of weeks, I'm looking at making a heap for this year's Christmas Pressies.
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Old 02-03-2006, 12:00 AM   #4
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One of the big problems with spiced ciders is they need some residual sweetness, otherwise the spices get lost.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:17 AM   #5
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I'm thinking about doing my next batch spiced--i'd love to hear how it turns out--I also want to try orange peels, does anyone know if they should be zested or not--added to primary, boiled with other spices, or added to secondary...

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Old 02-06-2006, 11:02 AM   #6
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Ok for residual sweetness, should I be looking at some Lactose? what do you suggest
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:Spiced Cider

 
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