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Old 12-04-2011, 02:08 AM   #1
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At point do you add the chocolate flavoring to a porter?

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:12 AM   #2
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Depends - actual chocolate? I like near the end of the boil - any longer and you lose delicate flavor compounds, but too short and it doesn't melt/dissolve. Most people like high quality cocoa powder.
If it's an extract, you could do late boil, but probably better to add after primary fermentation is complete or even when bottling. Never used extract though, so can't comment from experience.

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:17 AM   #3
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Thanks bro. I'll let you know how it comes out. I am using extract.

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:22 AM   #4
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Cool. I just added vanilla extract to a porter - I added about 3/4 of it after active fermentation stopped, that way I had the option to add more at bottling if I wanted (which I did). And its delicous, for the record

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