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KeegsD

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How much is enough? I want to add a little spice to my cider and I think cinnamon would be the best. Anyone out there have any experience in it?
 

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How much is enough is always the thing with cinnamon.
when in doubt,, go less.
Cinnamon goes from 0 to yuck real quick
 

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It depends. Are you msking 1,3 or 5 gallons? Whay size cinnamon stick are you using? In a three gallon batch I generally put in 2-3 sticks that are about 2.5 inches in length. ellpout is right. start slow.....you can always add more but you can't take it out once it is in there
 
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I made a 6 gallon batch. The sticks I have are about 2.5 in in length as well. So I'm thinking about 4 or 5 then. I want a subtle cinnamon flavor, not a smack you in the face flavor. I'll probably start off with 4 and see how it tastes after a week.

Thanks for the replies RugenBrau and eelpout!
 

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I's start off with three to be safe.....and I wouldn't make a judgement about any additions till after the 2nd week
 

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when do you guys add them?
i added 1 1/2 sticks to my apfelwine when i was boiling the juice and sugar and i cant really detect any cinnamon 5 weeks on =/
 
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I was going to add them when I transferred to my secondary. Good timing?
 
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How long? my recipe says to let sit in secondary for 2 weeks. Is that enough time or should I toss em into the primary now?
 
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