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Cinnamon in beer

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Re: Cinnamon in beer

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:18 am
by Dirk McLargeHuge
Bartek wrote:Hello there :) I would like to ask if adding cinnamon in beer will affect negative it's smell or taste?

Thanks :)

Unless you hate cinnamon, you should be fine. I have made Christmas beers with it a few times, adding a couple of sticks to the kettle.

Re: Cinnamon in beer

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:52 am
by BDawg
Keep in mind to go easy on it. You can always add more, but you can't take it out without blending another batch. With all spice additions, you should always start with much less than you think you need, and gradually add more. A little spice goes a LONG way.

Re: Cinnamon in beer

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:08 pm
by alan_marks
Also, DO NOT put it into a boil!

Cinnamon contains gums that with mess with the viscosity of the final product, and can make things a bit goopy.

I used to put ground cinnamon into the apple syrup I served with my hush puppies on Friday Night Fish Fries.
After a couple of hours it got so gummy I had to thin it with more apple juice.


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