Some of these flavors are hallmarks of a style, such as coriander and orange peel in a Belgian Wit. Maybe you're looking to augment your big bold imperial stout with some genuine vanilla beans or cacao nibs? How about brewing something ancient using heather tips instead of hops?
Orange peel and coriander add citrus flavor. Often used in Belgian style beers and a must for some styles such as Belgian Wit.
Paradise seeds (or grains of paradise) add a spicy character, most often used in Belgian ales but we've even added them to rye IPA!
Vanilla beans and cacao nibs are a favorite in stouts and porters. Try roasting the cacao nibs to bring out even more chocolate flavor.
Star anise tastes like black licorice, another unique addition to dark beers.
Heather tips have been used in lieu of hops to provide bitterness for "ancient" style beer such as Fraoch.
Rose hips add color and a unique floral character to wines and beer. I've even used them in sour ales.
Dry elderberries add tannins and color to wine. I've used them in mead as well.
Liquid flavorings come in 4 floz bottles. It is not recommended to dose an entire bottle as many of these flavors are potent! Wait until fermentation is complete and add small amounts until the desired aroma and flavor is attained. Can even be added right before bottling. As always, other flavors are available upon request.
Wood is a necessary ingredient for many wines, especially reds and my favorite Chardonnays. It's also very useful in creating barrel aged beers such as bourbon barrel stouts and sour ales such as the Flemish red. Availabe in 3 oz, 4 oz, and 1 lb. packages. Infusion spirals in both French and American oak also avialable!
Liquid essence is quick and easy to dose.
Chips add flavor quicker whereas cubes provide more rounded flavor but require longer residence times.
Spirals take at least six weeks to fully extract flavor.