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Old 12-15-2012, 03:01 AM   #21
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My Brew partner and I brewed up the all-grain version of this last weekend. Hit 1.069 on OG for 6 gallons in the fermenter, 74% efficiency. Stoked about that.

It's chilling at 64F on s-04 yeast that's been churning like a mad-monkey since monday morning. I'm thinking about splitting it into two 3 gallon batches after a 2-3 week primary and keeping one plain and one with the peanut butter and cacao nibs.

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #22
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My Brew partner and I brewed up the all-grain version of this last weekend. Hit 1.069 on OG for 6 gallons in the fermenter, 74% efficiency. Stoked about that.

It's chilling at 64F on s-04 yeast that's been churning like a mad-monkey since monday morning. I'm thinking about splitting it into two 3 gallon batches after a 2-3 week primary and keeping one plain and one with the peanut butter and cacao nibs.
I hit 1.071 I really like the flavor that cocoa brings and the pb just finishes so nice. I am aging some in a bottle. This has become my new favorite homebrew. I'm going to make it again in a few months after my lemon head IPA or my blackberry white ale. You won't be disappointed with this tastey treat.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:02 PM   #23
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You won't be disappointed with this tastey treat.
No kidding! I got back from our christmas caravan to see the fam and it was time to cold crash the stout, so of course I did a gravity/sample first. Man, this stuff tastes really great already! I just finished cold crashing (to drop the chocolate and peanut solids since the s-04 dropped itself a LONG time ago!) and we're bottling in a couple of days. Can't wait to see what this thing turns into with a few months of hair on its chest. I think my wife is gonna like this a little too much, it's got her two favorite things, stouts and chocolate.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:31 PM   #24
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Ok so i am brewing this one again this weekend. First of all this brew has been a smash hit. People still say there is no way I brewed it. Any way this time i am changing two things. First i am adding about 1.7oz of pb2 at flame out. Second, when going to secondary i want to make sure the pb and cocoa are mixed very well to really disperse the ingredients. I obviously will be carfull not to airate the beer. Im thinking about a gallon should get it all i to solution.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #25
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What type of beer would you consider this? BJCP

Also, have you considered just using the chocolate PB2?

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:39 AM   #26
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I believe it fits under american stout. I have thought about using the chocolate pb2 and may do it this weekend when i brew it.

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #27
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Ya, +1 for Caioz1jp, when I plugged it into Beersmith it's closest match is American Stout.

I mixed my PB2 and cocoa powder in vodka to kill off any yeast or bacteria first and then added it to the mix. I think I won't do it that way again. It would have taken WAY too much vodka as that PB2 turns to a thick unwieldy paste and I still had to stir it in by hand.

Next time I think that I'll dissolve it in water, boil it, let it cool and then add it. If anyone has found a successful way to mix it in smoothly, I'd love to hear it!

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #28
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Yea its a stout according to Midwest
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:02 AM   #29
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I just added it directly in powder form. It's still aging but so far it has turned out great.

Btw, I used one jar of regular pb2 and one chocolate pb2. But I added wayyy too much cocoa powder on accident, still tastes great. Not even over chocolaty

 
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:22 AM   #30
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finally brewed my 1 gal batch today. process was great ended up 17.8 -17.9 brix so about 1.073-1.074 OG bubbling few mins after airlock put on.

 
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