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Cacao Nibs

Post by TheBucker » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:56 pm

Hello all,
I'm attempting a Chocolate Milk Stout this weekend and have some questions related to cacao nibs.

When should they be added?
Should you soak in Vodka, and if so how much vodka for 4oz of nibs?
Do you pitch the solids and liquid?

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Re: Cacao Nibs

Post by Woody » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:17 pm

Skip the vodka. Bake for 15-20 mins at 350F . (Thank me later) for the smell in your house after. I add in a dry hop bag with marbles until I am happy with the flavor. I add for 4-5 weeks in my imperial stouts and they turn out great. Anything low gravity I'd taste after 1-2 week and see how you like it.

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Re: Cacao Nibs

Post by TheBucker » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:15 pm

Added to the keg or in the fermenter?


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Re: Cacao Nibs

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Added to the keg or in the fermenter?


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Re: Cacao Nibs

Post by Woody » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:06 am

I've done both. If adding to the fermenter do it after the Krausen drops when there is still enough yeast activity to absorb any oxygen your introducing. Adding to keg works great as well. Purge your keg with CO2 with the cocoa nibs in a bag inside and rack the beer on top.

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