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Steve50

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Do I need to boil the spices in bourbon before adding to the secondary or can I just let the spices soak before adding them ? Thanks
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I think bourbon will take care of anything you might fear...

I doubt there is much of anything growing in your dried spices anyway
 

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Don’t boil. All that nice alcohol from the bourbon will boil away. I’d say just let them soak for a few days before adding. The alcohol in the bourbon should be plenty to sanitize your spices, and anyway I think it’s that very same alcohol that actually helps extract the nice flavor & aroma compounds from your spices. Good luck!
 
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