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pnutbutrsangwich 03-12-2007 08:10 PM

AHS Raspbery Porter Kit
Anyone try adding chocolate to this kit? I've been searching through posts and it seems like a couple guys tried it, but they never posted any of their results. I have ordered the kit and I'm wondering if I should go the normal route and follow the instructions or try something cool.

Kayos 03-13-2007 05:47 AM

Have you had beers with chocolate in them? I love them, but some people don't. If you do, add 8oz unsweetened cocoa powder to the last couple minutes of the boil. Raspberry chocolate sounds mighty fine to me!!!

pnutbutrsangwich 03-13-2007 12:44 PM

I actually haven't yet had any beers with actual chocolate in it, but the chocolate raspberry combo sounds too goo to resist.

TheJadedDog 03-13-2007 05:29 PM

I added chocolate and raspberries to the regular AHS kit for my Christmas brew and it turned out great, people really liked it. My only complaint was that the chocolate was a bit of a mess to deal with and didn't really add all that much to the overall flavor of the beer. There are definitely alternatives to using cocoa powder, but I have yet to try any of them.

pnutbutrsangwich 03-20-2007 03:15 AM

Well, I just finished brewing it up. I decided to forget about the chocolate in the boil. Maybe I'll add some small amount of cocoa to the secondary with the raspberry extract. Thanks for the opinions, guys.

JnJ 03-20-2007 11:22 AM

I made this kit without the chocolate, it is very good.

HB92649 09-10-2011 04:14 PM

I'm about to brew this kit. Any precise recommendations on temperature to ferment/secondary at?

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