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Old 01-06-2010, 02:13 AM   #1
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am brewing a PM sweet stout that has a pound of chocolate malt as a good part of the specialty grain. was thinking of splitting the batch and making half as normal and half with added chocolate extract. I have a 2 oz bottle of Nielson-Massey Chocolate extract and was wondering if I should use the 2 oz in the 2.5 gallons or should I use less? I like the stout as is and would like to make a "double Chocolate" stout which has a good chocolaty taste but not overpowering. Also with adding the chocolate should a little lactose be added to sweeten the chocolate some? I have read some of the chocolate threads and this has actually raised this question as originally I was going to use all 2 oz but am wondering if this would be too much chocolate in 2.5 gallons. any info and insight/suggestions would be appreciated.
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2 ounces is about what I like in 5 gallons. I would start with1 ounce.

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after reading here I thought 1 oz. Thanks. also acouple of other questions. when to add it? to primary fermentation, secondary it or add to the bottling bucket?

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after reading here I thought 1 oz. Thanks. also acouple of other questions. when to add it? to primary fermentation, secondary it or add to the bottling bucket?
Bottling bucket and taste just to be sure before you bottle.
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