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Offline Richard

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Holiday porter
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:15:45 AM »
Hey, everyone! I really want your opinions.  I'm planning to brew a holiday porter.  (All grain 5.5 gal batch.)  I want to include ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and even a little orange peel.  How much of each ingredient would you use?  At what point would you introduce these ingredients?  And if you would introduce them in the fermentation stage, how do you sanitize them?  THANK YOU!!!

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Re: Holiday porter
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 03:04:35 AM »
One way to do it is to make a tincture of the spices in vodka and then add to taste. It has been years since I have made a spiced ale so I don't have amounts handy. I would go easy on the clove.  Orange peel I have always added to the boil and it adds bitterness.  Coriander will and an orange flavor in my experience.


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Re: Holiday porter
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 06:48:45 AM »
Good info. And didn't think of coriander.  Thank you!

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Re: Holiday porter
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 12:02:11 PM »
I do the following for my Christmas Ale:
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp nutmeg
.5 oz ginger root

I add them at 5 minutes left in the boil.
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Re: Holiday porter
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 08:55:06 PM »
Ginger root!  Excellent.  Thank you!  I love this place!