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cross eyed 11-13-2005 01:37 AM

dry graining
 
can or has anyone ever use grains in the secondary fermenter like hops (dry hopping) to add for an example more chocolate note to a porter

david_42 11-13-2005 02:17 AM

No, what I've done is steep the additional grains in a small amount of water (less than a quart per pound) for 45 minutes and add the wort to the secondary. For my current barley wine, I actually decocted some caramel to darken the brew and add a little sweetness.

cross eyed 11-13-2005 02:23 AM

thanks for the response, I'll try that have a porter that is lacking the chocolat note, how much grain did you use per 5 gallons , I 'am brewing 11 gallon batches all grain

cross eyed 11-13-2005 02:31 AM

David 42 if you are ever in vancouver wa give me a call for an ale session an check out my new 15gallon stainless steel brewing system .Cross eyed

david_42 11-13-2005 02:39 PM

For an 11 gallon batch I'd use a pound of chocolate malt total. Try 1/2 lb at this point. As several people have pointed out on other threads, this is more of a cocoa powder flavor than chocolate. A little lactose (about a gram per pint) also helps bring the flavor out.

Thanks for the invite. It's a bit of a trip for me, just getting to Steinbart's for Brew Crew meetings is two hours.


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