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Old 10-31-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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Just made a chocolate stout. Was thinking of adding coco to the secondary. Should I boil a couple oz in water, cool then add to secondary. I was also going to add vanilla beans. Should I boil the beans in the coco water?

 
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:45 PM   #2
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If you can find them, cocoa nibs work better in secondary than cocoa powder does. Either way, just split and scrape the vanilla beans and put them in as is rather than boiling them.

 
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:55 PM   #3
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1/4 cup = 1oz. of unsweetened cocoa is a good amount for a 5 gallon batch.

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:15 PM   #4
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I recently added unsweetened Hershey's cocoa powder to a milk stout in secondary. I took 4oz of cocoa powder and added just enough water to cover it in a pan then "boiled" it (it was so thick it wasn't really a rolling boil, just big heavy bubbles every once and awhile). I cooled it in an ice bath and added this to about 2.5 gallons of the milk stout and after a week it tasted awesome and very chocolatey. I'm also going to add a bit of chocolate extract at bottling to give even more chocolate depth.

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #5
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I added 8oz Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder at 2-5 minutes before end of boil for my 5 gallon batch of Chocolate Porter.

Turned out great.

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:19 PM   #6
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If you are going to use cocoa- use this:



It's fat-free
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:35 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lcasanova View Post
If you are going to use cocoa- use this:



It's fat-free
cool, haha for a millisecond there i thought you meant "for health reasons" but yep, keep those fats out of the beer for head retention

 
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