Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Chocolate stout & cocoa powder
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
siobhan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: minneapolis, mn
Posts: 51
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Chocolate stout & cocoa powder

I'm starting my holiday brew, trying for a moderately intense and not too sweet chocolate stout. The base recipe is a partial mash oatmeal stout, and I'm racking onto a small package of cacao nibs (maybe 2 oz? Not the big package). Lactose would be 4 oz.

I want to include some cocoa powder in my boil, but don't know how much or when to add it. I've seen everything from 2oz to a half pound and up. It's a 5 or 5.5 gallon batch - the recipe hasn't been finalized yet. And does dutch-process matter, or just Hershey's regular?

Any help will be appreciated.

__________________
siobhan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2011, 10:05 PM   #2
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: , Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,667
Liked 426 Times on 326 Posts
Likes Given: 660

Default

I made a Double Chocolate Oatmeal stout last year that was awesome. Course some a-hole broke into my house last year and stole my laptop so the recipe is kaput. But, I bought the regular can of Hershey's cocoa powder. Half in the mash and half 5 minutes before flame out. Was very, very good. If you want the chocolate to come out in the beer, I would suggest adding a couple of vanilla beans to the secondary. You won't taste the vanilla but, it helps bring the chocolate flavor out.

__________________
Hammy71 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-11-2011, 09:06 PM   #3
trojandux
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 48
Default

Recently I made an amazing double choclate stout and I used 2oz of a Belgium Cocoa powder @5min. It has a great cocoa after taste and a nice smooth subtle choclate taste while drinking. Supper Delicious.

__________________
trojandux is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding Cocoa Powder for chocolate stout? Irisndfan2 Recipes/Ingredients 2 01-26-2012 11:01 PM
Sub dark chocolate for cocoa powder? Ksosh Recipes/Ingredients 7 01-16-2010 05:02 PM
Samoan cocoa mass in a chocolate stout: Opinions? KB12 Recipes/Ingredients 1 11-21-2009 04:58 PM
Chocolate Imperial Stout... Cocoa or Bakers? frenchtickler Recipes/Ingredients 4 02-03-2009 06:18 PM
Chocolate syrup vs cocoa powder Brewbaker Recipes/Ingredients 11 04-24-2007 06:10 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS