Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Chocolate beer
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #11
tonyp063
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tonyp063's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 144
Liked 43 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 501irishred View Post
Sounds good! Sounds like you started with an AG recipe - mind sharing?
Sub out the LME with 5 lbs of Marris Otter, 4 lbs of 2-row & 8oz of carapils


tonyp063 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #12
TopherM
BJCP ID: F0838
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
TopherM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,951
Liked 437 Times on 346 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

If you do use real chocolate/nibs, note that they contain quite a bit of fat, so you'll end up with what looks like an Exxon Valdez oil slick on top of your beer, both in the fermenter and the final product. This oil kills head retention, because it occupies all of the nucleation sites on the surface, but otherwise it's harmless.

One way to minimize that effect is to roast the fat out of the chocolate/nibs before you use it.

Good luck!!
__________________
Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!
TopherM is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 02:54 PM   #13
fermentinginpa
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fermentinginpa's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Douglassville, PA
Posts: 170
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

The last time I made a chocolate stout, I used my standard oatmeal stout recipe and just put a pack cocoa nibs (Ghana) from Northern Brewer in secondary for a week. Came out pretty awesome. I also did a version with cocoa nibs and chipotle peppers. That was even better but still need to tweak the quantities.
__________________
Fermenting/Conditioning
Primary: Janet's Brown
Primary: Belgian Dubbel

On Tap/Bottled
Berliner Weisse
fermentinginpa is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Used chocolate stout slurry for a non-chocolate stout beer Locus415 General Techniques 8 02-02-2013 06:48 AM
Chocolate and beer? Elspeth_Payne Cooking & Pairing 4 08-22-2012 12:05 PM
Chocolate beer crazyboy Recipes/Ingredients 7 03-24-2009 02:42 AM
Chocolate Beer Nighteagle Recipes/Ingredients 15 06-19-2006 07:25 PM
chocolate in beer phuzle Recipes/Ingredients 18 03-12-2005 03:19 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS