« on: December 09, 2013, 07:58:24 AM »
Be careful melting the nibs. They can burn and get bitter very fast. I've never use them in a beer, so I can't offer suggestions there.
I use cold brewed coffee in my beers. Simply steep 1/2 lb in a 50oz French press overnight, press, run through a pour over filter to, and add to taste. The mellow coffee flavor has always been more important to me over sanitation. A keg only lasts a couple of weeks whenever I make a new batch.
Whole foods and other gourmet stores sell cold brew extract made in the same fashion. Never tried one, but may in the future.