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Old 07-31-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm looking for a good chocolate stout recipe. I've seen several, including McAustin's, and several of them have a variation on "Special Dark Cocoa" in the ingredients list. Does this mean use the Hershey's candy bars, or some sort of dry cocoa powder, or some wild brewing product that I don't know about yet? If it is the candy bars, do you melt it and pour it in?

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:41 PM   #2
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Hershey's milk chocolate bars have very little chocolate in them. Special dark cocoa is presumably cocoa powder. I don't know if "special dark" means anything. Cocoa powder can be Natural or Dutch Process. Does it matter for beer? I don't know.

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Old 07-31-2009, 11:03 PM   #3
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It's probably referring to Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa powder.

Hershey Dutch & Nat Blend Cocoa 12 count: Amazon.com: Grocery

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Old 07-31-2009, 11:59 PM   #4
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Great. Thanks. That should be pretty easy then. Hope this turns out!

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