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Offline KellerBrauer

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Cinnamon Sticks
« on: October 26, 2023, 07:08:44 am »
Greetings all, i bottled a spiced brew yesterday that was intended to highlight cinnamon.  In a 5 gal. batch of what I might describe as a Sweet White Stout, I added 2.0 oz. cinnamon sticks at the beginning of the boil.  Just tossed them in.

I tasted the finished (but not carbonated) brew yesterday and it didn’t have the cinnamon potency I was looking for.  So, I’m wondering if I should have added the cinnamon sticks toward the end of the boil.  Would that have even made a difference?

Edit:  I also added another 2.0 oz. Of sticks to the secondary for three days.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2023, 07:10:28 am by KellerBrauer »
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Re: Cinnamon Sticks
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2023, 12:25:41 pm »
Those cinnamon flavors and aromas are likely to be created by volatile compounds. Adding the stick at the beginning of boil probably resulted in a loss of those components. I suggest that adding late in the boil and in the fermenter would be better for obtaining its effect.
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Re: Cinnamon Sticks
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2023, 02:27:42 pm »
Those cinnamon flavors and aromas are likely to be created by volatile compounds. Adding the stick at the beginning of boil probably resulted in a loss of those components. I suggest that adding late in the boil and in the fermenter would be better for obtaining its effect.

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Re: Cinnamon Sticks
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2023, 07:53:14 am »
I had a feeling about that and it makes sense.  Thanks!!!
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