« on: October 25, 2016, 07:56:19 PM »
Thanks a lot for the info.
Now bottle conditioning: Maple Brown Ale, Maple Brown Ale with Coffee.
What would work good with an Oatmeal Stout in secondary besides coffee that won't effect my FG too much?
Cinnamon sticks, Vanilla Beans, Cocoa Nibs?
I just bottled a dark Belgian quad which I tried to pattern after Lost Abbey's Track #8. (Recipe is shared on BeerSmith cloud for anyone who might be interested in searching.) For my 5.5 gallon half of this batch, I added 3 sticks of Saigon cinnamon, and about a dozen dried Japones peppers, broken in half, in a secondary.
Been brewing for over 20 years, and this is the first time for me using cinnamon sticks, let alone Saigon cinnamon. They were very aromatic going in, but I didn't think 3 sticks would be too many. After just 24 hours, I tasted the beer, and pulled the cinnamon out, it was already fairly prominent, but not over-powering. I left the peppers in for 3 or 4 more days. Amazing flavor.