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Old 08-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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What do you think of putting chocolate - not malt, but real chocolate - in your beer? What do you think of the flavor combination? How do you have to handle it in fermentation?
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:24 AM   #2
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I've made a oatmeal stout with Hershey's Cocoa powder before. Used half the box in the mash and half in the last 5 minutes of the boil. Made a hell of a pile of sludge in the bottom of the carboy, but the beer came out awesome.

 
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:31 AM   #3
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You can also use cocoa nibs...I used them in a pumpkin beer.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:19 AM   #4
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I shaved some dark and milk chocolate into the grains in my grain bag, and then steep'd it all into the wort. It was a recipe for a porter and it was the best beer I've made so far! I wouldn't think it would be good in a lighter beer but anything spiced, porter, stout or just not too hoppy I think you'll be happy. Good luck
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:50 AM   #5
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I tried the Double Chocolate Stout kit from Austin and get tons of complements. I drop the "double" when I tell people now because it gives them more realistic expectations. Funny how that affects perceptions...

 
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