Can I add cinnamon sticks to secondary?

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Can I add cinnamon sticks to secondary?

Postby timmse » Sat Nov 30, 2002 3:46 pm

Finished brewing 10 minutes ago, wort is cooling in the kitchen :-). Now the question! I was considering adding cinnamon sticks to my secondary for a Xmasy kind of beer. What do u guys think?
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Sounds good but ...

Postby Azorean Brewer » Sun Dec 01, 2002 3:47 pm

Tim,

Sounds like a good idea, but I might try boiling the cinnamon sticks in 1-2 cups of water for 10-15 minutes, let the liquid cool and add all of that to the fermenter. This way you are sure not to add contaminants. Anybody else ever try this ? ? ?

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pasteurize

Postby jayhawk » Sun Dec 01, 2002 9:44 pm

Another method, while not truly sterilization, is to pasteurize the sticks. Hold the sticks in water above 70C for 30 mins and then add to fermenter. I have never tried this, but it is another method out there to reduce contamination risk.
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