trouble shooting + tincture making help please
I recently tried making a cinnamon tincture for the first time. Rather than use cinnamon powder I used cinnamon bark chips and 80 proof plain vodka. I filled a small mason jar about 2/3 full of cinnamon chips and then poured in vodka to the top. I let it sit in a dark cabinet for 2 weeks shaking it several times a day. When I went to strain out the tincture I found to my surprise a rather viscous liquid. This is quite different from the cinnamon tinctures I have bought in the past (don't recall it being viscous at all)and am not sure now of what to do. Is this normal? do I just dilute it with more vodka? Is it safe to use?