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Beer Spicing Decisions

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Sonny Lachance — Drumondville, Québec asks,
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I am planning to brew Dixie Cup Boardwalk Belgian Quadrupel from the byo website. I am wondering if I add spices and raisins at the end of the boil will there be enough time for the aroma compounds to dissolve into the wort before cooling with a plate chiller?

A
A Flavor extraction is almost always influenced by particle size. Indeed, the only times this is not true is when the compounds of interest are not soluble in the solvent being used
Response by Ashton Lewis.