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Old 02-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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this is the northern brewer kit and will be racking to secondary on 4 oz cacoa nibs in 1 week. n.b. says to just dump nibs into carboy and rack on top. is there a risk of infection? i typcially don't do secondary.

 
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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I soak the nibs in vodka first to sanitize.

 
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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I soak the nibs in vodka first to sanitize.
Do you dump the nibs and vodka into the secondary, or decant the vodka first?
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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I have this one on tap now. I put the nibs directly into the carboy with no issues. On a side note this will give just a hint of aroma and flavor. I added 4 ounces of liquid flavoring into the keg after a couple of weeks to boost the chocolate presence. Next time I brew this I will double the nibs to 8 ounces. YMMV.

 
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