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Old 08-22-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Adding cocoa

I made a Mint Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and the mint is over powering the beer but I am hoping that it will mellow some, in time, but am thinking that I need a little more chocolate flavor and was wondering if anyone has ever added cocoa powder (mixed with boiled water of coarse) to the keg?


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I've added powdered cocoa to the boil before and it adds a nice flavor. But for your situation, I'd strongly recommend using cacoa nibs in secondary, similar to this recipe. I've brewed it several times before, minus the coffee to make it a chocolae stout, with excellent results. It's one of my wife's favorites. The chocolate really comes through. The nibs are pricey, but worth it, IMO.
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