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Cocoa nibs and coconut added to milk stout.

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Cocoa nibs and coconut added to milk stout.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:56 am
by menace2sobriety
I am gonna add cocoa nibs and coconut to my beer in the secondary it's just about done and I was just gonna toast the coconut then freeze the nibs and toasted coconut before adding to fermenter. Is there a better way to do this? Like soaking in vodka or what anything? I looked around the forum but didn't see anything, so maybe this could be a good subject to talk about anyways? Thanks. Cheers!

Re: Cocoa nibs and coconut added to milk stout.

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:40 pm
by donchiquon
I toasted the nibs in the oven until I they smelled like brownies and then pitched them straight in. Got a moderate chocolate taste, but not overwhelming. I used 100g in a 6 gallon batch.

Re: Cocoa nibs and coconut added to milk stout.

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:25 pm
by menace2sobriety
How did that turn out?

Re: Cocoa nibs and coconut added to milk stout.

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:22 am
by brewinhard
donchiquon wrote:I toasted the nibs in the oven until I they smelled like brownies and then pitched them straight in. Got a moderate chocolate taste, but not overwhelming. I used 100g in a 6 gallon batch.


Yum. That sounds delicious!

Re: Cocoa nibs and coconut added to milk stout.

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:26 pm
by donchiquon
menace2sobriety wrote:How did that turn out?


It was a great beer. I still have about half a keg left which I'm saving for when the winter comes.

It took about 8-13 weeks to properly condition as it was pretty tar-like when it was young. Now it is mellow but complex with a blend of initial caramel leading to dark roasted flavours with the coffee and chocolate in the background.

Definitely a half-pint after dinner beer!

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