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Title: How long should spice be in a cyser?
Post by: ellen on September 05, 2011, 09:18:25 PM
I followed Ken Schramm's recipe for Fall's Bounty Cyser and I am now (cyser going into secondary) adding in the spice bag--1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 3 cloves.  I doesn't say how long to leave it in.  I really don't have any idea how long to leave it in there.
Title: Re: How long should spice be in a cyser?
Post by: jamminbrew on September 05, 2011, 10:02:03 PM
I would taste a sample every two or three days, and when you've reached the desired level of spice, remove the bag.
Title: Re: How long should spice be in a cyser?
Post by: ellen on September 26, 2011, 04:30:39 AM
Update--I actually left it in for about 15 days and I pulled it out today and the spice improved the flavor.  It tasted pretty good.  It is 2 months old.  Any ideas how much longer to age it?
Title: Re: How long should spice be in a cyser?
Post by: kenschramm on September 27, 2011, 02:02:46 AM
How long should spice be in a cyser? Long enough to reach the ground.

Seriously, I leave the spice bag in and taste an ounce or so every day until the mead is where I want it, then remove the spice bag and keg or bottle.
Title: Re: How long should spice be in a cyser?
Post by: jamminbrew on September 27, 2011, 02:12:58 AM
Update--I actually left it in for about 15 days and I pulled it out today and the spice improved the flavor.  It tasted pretty good.  It is 2 months old.  Any ideas how much longer to age it?
Once bottled, I age mine for 6 months to a year.