How big is a cinnamon stick supposed to be?

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thomasaaron

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I'm getting ready to make my third 1-gallon batch of mead. It's just JOA with cinnamon sticks added.

I asked my wife to pick up some cinnamon sticks for me at the grocery store, and the sticks she brought home are 2-3/4" long. So, they're shorter than what I imagined them being.

Is that the standard length? What size sticks to you guys use?

Also, any advice on how many to use would be appreciated. As I said, it'll be a one-gallon batch. I like cinnamon a lot, and I'd like the mead to reflect that -- without gagging anybody else I decide to share it with. But I'm not exactly shooting for a subtle cinnamon essence either. BTW: I've never actually *tasted* cinnamon mead, so I'm not sure what to expect.
 

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Those are the typical length of cinnamon sticks that ive seen so your good to go!!
 

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The local bulk store has them in two lengths. The ones you describe and ones about twice as long, but no one ever seems to buy the long ones.
 
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