Ive got my recipe together for my next batch and will be using actual hazelnuts rather than extract flavoring(personal preference). Im planning on doing a light roast of approx. 3/4 lbs of hazelnuts and adding them into my secondary. As for the chocolate Ive used a quality bakers chocolate bar with great results added again in the secondary. I use a cheese grader to shave it down and add it to a nylon bag and leave it in there for a week.
Has anyone used the nuts rather than extract flavoring?
Heres the recipe :
10.0 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (2.0 SRM) Grain 57.89 %
2.50 lb Wheat Malt, UK (2.0 SRM) Grain 26.32 %
0.50 lb Black (Patent) Malt (471.0 SRM) Grain 5.26 %
0.50 lb Carafa II (412.0 SRM) Grain 5.26 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 90L (90.0 SRM) Grain 5.26 %
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [7.10 %] (30 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 22.2 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.90 %] (30 min) Hops 7.5 IBU
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.90 %] (5 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Edinburgh Ale (White Labs #WLP028)