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cinnamon sticks vs. ground cinnamon
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:27:09 PM »
Doing a spiced holiday strong ale. I normally use crappy ground cinnamon at the end of the boil. I have some saigon cinnamon sticks which smell amazing in comparison. I normally go with about about 1 tsp of ground cinnamon in addition to other spices at the end of the boil. Any recommendations on how many cinnamon sticks to use in place of ground cinnamon? 
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Re: cinnamon sticks vs. ground cinnamon
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 02:27:54 PM »
Normally one stick of ceylon cinnamon is 1/2 tsp. I would use a little less because saigon cinnamon has a bolder flavor.
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Re: cinnamon sticks vs. ground cinnamon
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 03:36:59 PM »
Normally one stick of ceylon cinnamon is 1/2 tsp. I would use a little less because saigon cinnamon has a bolder flavor.

Thank you. So you would recommend using a little less than the equivalent of 1/2 tsp (1 stick) or just less than the equivalent of what I would normally use for ceylon?
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Re: cinnamon sticks vs. ground cinnamon
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 02:17:41 PM »
A little less than what you normally use of ceylon. Since you're adding spices to the boil you can always add, taste and add more before chilling if you need to.
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Re: cinnamon sticks vs. ground cinnamon
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 04:38:50 PM »
Great. Thank you. Maybe 1-1/2 sticks at the end and more post fermentation if necessary.
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