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Old 01-12-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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I'm second guessing my recipe for an AG Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. I was planning on using 8 oz. of high-quality, organic cocoa powder at the end of the boil. Is that too much for a 5 gallon batch? The recipe also has 1 lb of Chocolate Malt.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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I've seen recipes use everything from 4 oz. to 9 oz. I'm looking for some nice chocolate flavor without being overpowering.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:12 AM   #3
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Adding cocoa won't give you a chocolate flavor. Cocoa, by itself, is rather bitter. The addition of sugar is what gives it the chocolate flavor.

That being said, for a five gallon batch, I add 8oz cocoa powder to the last 15 minutes of my boil and then backsweeten it with a lb of lactose (non-fermentable sugar) into a secondary. You can do the same at bottling if you don't want to use a secondary.

Can you post the rest of your recipe?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:50 AM   #4
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I didn't add any cocoa to mine and the first comment out of everyone's mouth was wow, a chocolate stout. The cocoa flavor came from the choc roasted 2 row (which i did myself) and the lactose.

I put the lactose into the boil, 1/2 lb for a 5gal batch.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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I chose not to add lactose because while I'm not lactose intolerant, I do have problems with milk occasionally.

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