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Old 01-25-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Splitting a batch of Stout Help

I am going to brew an oatmeal stout (5 gallon AG batch). I want 1/2 to be regular and 1/2 I want to do a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. I assume I would just split the batch in secondary.

So the questions
- is that a good way to do it?
- what are other options?
- what kind of chocolate should I use for each type of split?

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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Yes, that's the best way to go about it. No other options if you want the base beer to ferment exactly the same.

I typically use bakers cocoa (pure cocoa) in the secondary.

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Old 01-31-2011, 07:22 AM   #3
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I'm not sure how else you would do it. Besides the bar cocoa, a lot of people use cocoa powder in the secondary as well. Just make sure that you get stuff that's low in fat, preservatives and sugar.

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