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Monday, November 16, 2009

cinnamon sticks

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* 12 six-inch cinnamon sticks
* 3 lbs granulated sugar
* 7-1/2 pts water
* 1 tsp yeast nutrient
* 1/8 tsp tannin
* 3 tsp acid blend
* 1 crushed Campden tablet
* Champagne wine yeast

Put cinnamon sticks and one quart water in a pot with a tight-fitting lid.


Bring to a simmer and hold for 10 minutes with the lid on, turn off heat, and let steep for two hours.

Strain the water into a secondary and discard the cinnamon sticks.

Add sugar to remaining water and bring to a boil.

Turn off heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.

Add all remaining ingredients to secondary except Campden and yeast and then pour in the sugar-water.

Cover with a napkin held in place with a rubberband and allow to cool.

Add Crushed Campden, stir, and allow to sit 24 hours covered.

Add activated yeast and recover.

Ferment 5-7 days, or until specific gravity falls below 1.030.

Fit with airlock and continue fermentation 30 days.

Rack into sanitized secondary, top up, and refit airlock.

Ferment another 3 months, rack again and ferment additional 3 months.

Stabilize, sweeten to taste, and let sit under airlock additional 10 days.

Rack into bottles and store in dark place.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

All the taste of pumpkin pie in liquid form
Written: Sep 14 '08 (Updated Oct 25 '08)

Product Rating: Product Rating: 4.0
Pros: authentic, organic, strong seasonal flavor; fairly smooth; not too heavy in body

Cons: Might be a little too strong overall for lightweights; could be seen as gimmicky

The Bottom Line: This doesn't taste any worse or better than a bigger-named pumpkin beer, so why not opt for the underdog?
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