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Re: Soaking Cacao nibs in vodka.
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2012, 08:58:39 AM »
I have put 4 ounces of cocoa nibs in a bag and dropped it into a keg, then pulled it out after 4 days.  I've not had a problem with head retention and get plenty of chocolate flavor.  I've done this in a traditional bock, a milk stout and a double bock.
+1. I have noticed similar results with a Hawaiian porter (cacao nibs, coconut, and vanilla) and a brown ale w/ coconut and cacao nibs.

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Re: Soaking Cacao nibs in vodka.
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2012, 10:38:29 AM »
On the cocoa front: it was Scharffen Berger cocoa - which looking online only seems to come in natural, which yes would be harsher.

I do the extract with the nibs because I like the control that I get with it.
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Re: Soaking Cacao nibs in vodka.
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2012, 11:48:03 PM »
Thanks Drew, I think I'm going to try dosing the nibs directly and then using your method as back up.  OR maybe I'll do 10 gallons and try it both ways.  Yeah, 10 gallons sounds good.
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