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Old 09-27-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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Default Using cocoa nibs. Slight sour harsh flavor

So I just bottled a chocolate milk stout and tasted some and it has a slight sour (astringent maybe?) taste. It sat on the cocoa nibs for two and a half weeks in secondary and now has this flavor. I'm wondering if anyone has used cocoa nibs before and knows if this will age out or not?

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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So I just bottled a chocolate milk stout and tasted some and it has a slight sour (astringent maybe?) taste. It sat on the cocoa nibs for two and a half weeks in secondary and now has this flavor. I'm wondering if anyone has used cocoa nibs before and knows if this will age out or not?
sour like "green apple" ?? or sour like vinegar?? it could be just young green beer, but if you didn't sanitize the cocoa nibs well enough you could have an infection (the sour vinegar taste)
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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I did make the rookie mistake of not sanitizing the cocoa nibs. The taste didn't come out till a week ago. Not a strong flavor but kinda like vinegar.

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