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Old 03-24-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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Im going to be making a chocolate hazelnut porter this weekend. I was wondering if it would be better to use cocoa powder or nibs. Anyone have any experience is using either one?

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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Grind your nibs. I just started a Mead with nibs.. and used about 2 oz (maybe 1.75, so hard to tell after you taste sample a bit etc).... No I don't know how much for your porter I think I've seen recomended in another nibs discussion about 6 to 8 oz for a 5 gallon batch....

Anyhow if you don't grind them, they will 1 float, and 2 they don't look like they will disolve I've not tried powder

 
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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Grind your nibs. I just started a Mead with nibs.. and used about 2 oz (maybe 1.75, so hard to tell after you taste sample a bit etc).... No I don't know how much for your porter I think I've seen recomended in another nibs discussion about 6 to 8 oz for a 5 gallon batch....

Anyhow if you don't grind them, they will 1 float, and 2 they don't look like they will disolve I've not tried powder
+1 to grind the nibs. I did a stout and used it whole and it didn't add much of chocolate flavor.

 
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