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Old 07-23-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
Jun 2009
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So, I've been noticing that lindt and a lot of other companies are starting to throw cayenne peppers in their chocolate. Has anyone tried this in a beer?

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Old 07-23-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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I've had a spicy lager once, but it would seem that they used the dry-hop method by adding whole peppers in the secondary. Can't say it was a pleasant experience. I've never tasted a chocolate-cayenne beer though. I'd imagine it would best fit a stout or porter.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #3
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The original Aztec hot cocoa included peppers. I make my own in the winter with cocoa powder, powdered milk and red pepper, it is freaking delicious.

I think it would be good, go for it. May only want to do a bottle or two at first. Worst case you would end up witha few bottles of fantastic marinade.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:16 PM   #4
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a nice chipotle chocolate stout would be awesome! a lot of people disliked rogue's chipotle ale, but i thought it was grand

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Old 07-23-2009, 05:51 PM   #5
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Hot Chocolate...

Think I would make a small trial batch. I'd hate to have 5 gallons of colon cleaner in bottles.

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:18 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Overdue4Brew View Post
a nice chipotle chocolate stout would be awesome! a lot of people disliked rogue's chipotle ale, but i thought it was grand
I've been thinking about making one of those this winter. The smoke and heat of chipotles would go good with the chocolate. At least in my mind. Who knows how it will actually turn out.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:02 PM   #7
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My second batch was my Mexican Chocolate Stout, where I took a chocolate stout recipe I found online and added 1/2tbsp cayenne powder, 1/2tbsp Ancho powder, 2 vanilla beans(secondary) and 2 cinnamon sticks (secondary). It actually turned out pretty good, people seemed to like it at least.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #8
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I throw cayenne on everything... So naturally doing this just occurred to me. My main concern was that the cayenne would kill the yeasties.

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