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Old 09-12-2013, 12:40 AM   #131
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Gonna do a variation of this for Xmas this year...
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:18 PM   #132
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:04 AM   #133
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By far the best beer I've brewed, so I wanted to share. I made this with one modification: 4oz Hershey cocoa powder (not 8oz). It sat in primary for about 7 days. Then racked to a cask with 3oz of dextrose in 1cup of water (boiled, then cooled) and 0.5oz fresh Chocolate Mint from a friend's garden, soaked in some vodka. Secondary ferm for about 10 days (6 days at 68F, 4 days at 54F), then vented/tapped. The conditioning was a little rushed, but I knew with the 3oz of sugar I would have good head pressure to over carbonate.

Poured from a beer engine, I found it extremely bitter for my taste (undrinkable). Certainly that could be due to the sparkler, lack of carbonation, timelines of a cask/greener beer, etc. etc. so hard to draw a conclusion on that alone. In any case, I added 8oz of Dextrose (would use lactose next time, but didn't have any on hand and the beer will be gone in a few days anyway). Let it sit overnight... WOW...what a difference - awesome. The mint is just barely apparent in the aroma, but you can taste it in the head (a beer engine treat you might say). I am not a huge chocolate guy, so the amount of cocoa is perfect for me. The choc and caramel malts come through nice as well. It's a perfect blend. I will definitely make this again, with some gourmet cocoa, but change nothing else. AMAZING. Thanks. Cheers.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:50 PM   #134
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I'm a fairly new home brewer. My wife wants me to make a chocolate mint beer. I'm thinking a porter. Does anyone have a recipe a novice can follow?

 
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:12 PM   #135
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I'm a fairly new home brewer. My wife wants me to make a chocolate mint beer. I'm thinking a porter. Does anyone have a recipe a novice can follow?
I have a 1 gallon all-grain recipe you can follow. Extremely easy test-batch, or you can scale it up to 5 gallons rather easily.

 
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:15 PM   #136
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Have anyone tried dried mint? Im thinking of adding it both to the end of boil and seccondary. Maybe 1oz each...

 
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:38 PM   #137
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I have a 1 gallon all-grain recipe you can follow. Extremely easy test-batch, or you can scale it up to 5 gallons rather easily.
Do you still have this 1-gallon recipe handy?
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:45 PM   #138
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Rafael, I would probably use peppermint extract over dried.

 
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:44 PM   #139
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Do you still have this 1-gallon recipe handy?
Thx
I believe so. Let me look around and I will get back to you later today.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #140
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+1 on that 1 gal recipe rolewiii, THX
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