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Old 07-02-2009, 03:43 AM   #11
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The sanitizing part makes sense. I never thought of that.

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #12
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I'm planning to add vanilla beans and a little rosewater to my winter warmer during secondary. I just realized I forgot to add my cocoa nibs, which I had planned to add during boil. Anything wrong with just making the a sludge out of rosewater, vodka, vanilla beans and the cocoa nibs?

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:30 AM   #13
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I'm planning to add vanilla beans and a little rosewater to my winter warmer during secondary. I just realized I forgot to add my cocoa nibs, which I had planned to add during boil. Anything wrong with just making the a sludge out of rosewater, vodka, vanilla beans and the cocoa nibs?
Nope...in fact, I would say adding the nibs in secondary is the way to go. I would have advised against throwing them into the boil.

I recently used 6oz in a 10% dark wheat wine. I sanitized them in vodka for a few days and then tossed the whole thing into secondary. This was for a 3.5 gallon batch. I meant to leave the beer in secondary for only a month, but it ended up being several instead. At bottling the beer had a definite, rich chocolate aroma and flavor. Perhaps less subtle than I intended, but I think it is going to be an outstanding beer.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:19 PM   #14
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Sounds good! You just avoid racking the ooze into the bottling bucket, I'd imagine, right?

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Old 10-10-2014, 02:17 AM   #15
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hey everyone so i added my nibs to a brown ale and theres a white film on the top of my beer.....its been 4 days since i added them....2 weeks of fermenting....should i be worried??

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Old 10-10-2014, 02:25 AM   #16
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I wouldn't be.

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