I'm making a chocolate stout for my wife, here is my recipe:
3# chocolate malt
0.5# Crystal 120L
0.5oz Warrior Hops at 16% AA
White Labs WLP004 - Irish Ale Yeast
I plan on adding some chocolate, maybe baker's chocolate or semi-sweet and I need some opinions. I've read some people put the chocolate in the boil, some put it in at flame out, and some throw it in the secondary. Anyone have any advice on what type of chocolate to use and when to use it? Also I bought 1oz of warrior hops at 16% AA and that seems really really high to me for a stout so I knocked it down to 0.5oz, but maybe its needed to balance out. Anyone got any opinions on that?