For use in Porters, Stouts and dark ale’s, add 1 – 2 inches or ¼ oz to 1 full stick to the final 15 minutes of the boil, depending on the strength desired.
To facilitate the process of infusion into the wort, break the Licorice stick into smaller parts, allowing the Licorice to melt quickly.
Spices offer unique flavor possibilities in beer, mead, wine and cider. When working with a spice for the first time, a conservative approach decreases the chance of overdoing the spice. Drinking a beverage with too little is far more pleasant than drinking one with too much. Later generations of the same recipe can be spiced more intensely by adding a little more into each version until a satisfactory amount has been reached.