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Old 01-10-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Additions into an imperial stout

This is my first time doing additions in a secondary for a stout and was wondering if I'm doing too much.

It started with a basic stout recipe at 1.090 OG, right now it's 1.025. When I move it to a secondary next week I was going to add oak chips with some maker's mark for a week, then add cold steeped coffee during bottling. But I was also thinking of "dry hopping" some cocoa nibs as well just for some more flavors. Would you guys think these are too many different tastes or should this be delicious?

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Old 01-10-2014, 08:34 PM   #2
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i hate coffee, but definitely not too many flavors. sounds like Founders KBS, which even I think is delicious

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Old 01-11-2014, 01:51 AM   #3
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What specialty grains did you use? You may get the cocoa flavor from them. I'd bottle half of my batch without coffee and then add it to the bucket and bottle the rest. See what you prefer.

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Oak, bourbon, coffee, roasted malts, cocoa...lots of stuff.

I would split it into small batches, try varying amounts of additions, see what you like. I'd hate to have 5G if it came off as overpowering.

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Old 01-11-2014, 03:21 AM   #5
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I didn't even think about splitting it up into different batches. I think I'm going to end up doing that. Thanks guys

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