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Ruddager

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I'm looking at making a "winter cider". Rekorderlig have one available that has cinnamon and vanilla, and I've used cinnamon before so I know that two teaspoons is all I need, but I've no idea how much vanilla to use, nor do I know whether to use extract or essence.

Anyone have any experience/advice with respect to adding vanilla?
 

brettprevans

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search and ye shall find

there are more threads/posts on usage of vanilla in cider if you want to have a look/search around. IMO at least 2 pods in secondary
 

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I'm looking at making a "winter cider". Rekorderlig have one available that has cinnamon and vanilla, and I've used cinnamon before so I know that two teaspoons is all I need, but I've no idea how much vanilla to use, nor do I know whether to use extract or essence.

Anyone have any experience/advice with respect to adding vanilla?
Avoid the essence and use beans or extract.
1 heaped teaspoon of extract is enough for me in a 20 litre batch, but may not be enough for you. I prefer vanilla to be very subtle, in the background.

You could leave the vanilla for bottling/kegging time and taste as you add small amounts at a time...
 

Ruddager

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Ah, cheers.

Please don't think I'm completely lazy - I normally poke around google for a while then just ask directly if I don't find what I'm after. Didn't do a forum search though.
 

IraMembrit

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read this recipe

5 gal apple juice
2.5lb honey
1 packet Lavlin-1118
1 vanilla beans
1 American oak chips (med toast)


3-4 weeks in primary
rack to secondary and add oak chips
backsweeten then bottle 1/2 still 1/2 bottle carbed
 

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