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Old 01-13-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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who has never used cinnamon in beer? and with what results?
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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I made a cinnamon braggot (50/50 malt/honey mix) with two sticks of cinnamon in the last 10 minutes of the boil. That worked pretty well, giving a subtle flavor contribution. Tasters didn't immediately shout cinnamon, but could tell it was there once they knew to look for it.

Another time I put quarter of a stick in an amber ale, which was very subtle (almost subliminal).

It's a pretty sweet flavor, so I would use it in maltier beers, and nothing too hoppy.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
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who has never used cinnamon in beer? and with what results?
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I for one, have never used cinnamon in beer. The result has always been that my beer does not have the taste of cinnamon. I've found it to be a very reliable and safe way of not having cinnamon flavors in beer, though others may have alternative methods as well.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:55 PM   #4
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WTF??!?! Hahaha, "Who has never used cinnamon". hahaha. Uhhh....I brewed a beer without cinnamon once and it turned out just fine.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:13 PM   #5
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I used cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a beer... tasted wonderful. You can probably get a lot of direction on ammounts by looking at holiday ales, they generally contain cinnamon for flavoring.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
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I do a spice ale that has cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves in varying amounts. I usually grind up whatever spice I am going to use and add it in the secondary. I sort of feel like I want to feature the spices in this recipe, so I wait until there is no troub to absorb flavor and no fermentation to outgas aroma. One ground up stick of cinnamon goes a long way, although I like to go with 2 for my spice beer. Slightly off topic... The last time I did this, I figured I'd just add the ground spices to the keg. The spices ended up jamming the outflow tube/poppit and I spent a lot of time over the next couple weeks dismantling and cleaning the posts so I could get beer out. Lesson learned, stick with a secondary.
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I've used cinnamon in the last 15m of the boil as a spice and I have included it at the beginning of the boil (ala Charlie) to prevent oxidation on a stuck sparge nightmare brew. Did it prevent oxidation? Who knows...none showed up in the samples but who's to say it would have otherwise?
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a stick of cinnamon are approximately how many grams?
how many liters can 'fit?
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SWMBO got me a Holiday Ale kit for xmas...
it's got a bit of spice in it

(2) 3.3 lbs moutons LME cans
2 lbs. light dry malt extract
1 lb. 8 oz. crystal 80L
4 oz. chocolate malt
2 oz. Black Patent

1.5 oz. Target 8.0 AA @ 75min.
1 oz. Willamette @ 15 min.

1 oz. dry orange peal @ 15 min.
1 tsp. Cinnamon @ 15 min.
1 tsp. Cardamom seed @ 15 min.
1/2 tsp. Ginger root @ 15 min.

nothingham dry yeast


it's in primary now but i've got good hopes for it!
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SWMBO got me a Holiday Ale kit for xmas...
it's got a bit of spice in it

(2) 3.3 lbs moutons LME cans
2 lbs. light dry malt extract
1 lb. 8 oz. crystal 80L
4 oz. chocolate malt
2 oz. Black Patent

1.5 oz. Target 8.0 AA @ 75min.
1 oz. Willamette @ 15 min.

1 oz. dry orange peal @ 15 min.
1 tsp. Cinnamon @ 15 min.
1 tsp. Cardamom seed @ 15 min.
1/2 tsp. Ginger root @ 15 min.

nothingham dry yeast


it's in primary now but i've got good hopes for it!
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for how many liters or gallons ?
1 Tsp = 5 grammi ? about
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