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Title: Chocolate Malt Substitution
Post by: glenhira71 on October 02, 2010, 08:47:18 PM
I'm interested in brewing dark ales with the extract process and I have notice that many recipes include chocolate malt.  The problem is that I am very sensitive to eating chocolate.  As a child I was allergic to chocolate and I still avoid it whenever possible.  Does anyone have any ideas of a substitute ingredient with these recipes?
Title: Re: Chocolate Malt Substitution
Post by: phillamb168 on October 02, 2010, 09:14:08 PM
Not to worry! Chocolate malt is not actually made with chocolate, but rather is just regular malt which has been roasted to q chocolate-y color. You can have chocolate-based adjuncts of course, but chocolate malt itself is just color.
Title: Re: Chocolate Malt Substitution
Post by: beerocd on October 02, 2010, 09:44:12 PM
but chocolate malt itself is just color.

gotta disagree a bit with you there. chocolate malt definietly gives your brew a chocolate note. depends on your palette. but there is NO actual chocolate - so no need to worry about allergies - except that gluten thingy....