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Joe Sr.:
I brewed what should have been a doppelbock quite awhile ago.  Unfortunately, I badly missed my gravity and have a super malty bock with not nearly the alcohol I was anticipating.  It's not bad, just way too malty for me.

So, I added some rum that had been soaking with oak chips.  The bock is much improved, but could still use something.  I was thinking maybe chocolate or coffee.

Any thoughts on adding chocolate in the keg?  Process, amounts, etc.

Or other recommendations for flavors to add.  I've also thought about just adding more rum...

tschmidlin:
If you plan to add chocolate, get some nibs and soak them in vodka, then add your chocolate extract to taste.  Do it in a glass first, that way if you don't like it you still have some chocolate extract for another batch.  You could also soak the nibs in the beer directly then pull them when you like the flavor.

It might be good with some chile flavor and a little bit of burn. :)

Joe Sr.:
The wife won't drink it if it has any chile.

But chocolate she would drink.  I'll try to hit the health food store on the way home to get some nibs.

I need some good honey, anyway, so it'll be a twofer.

Joe Sr.:
If I add them directly, any suggestion on amounts? One ounce?  More?

I suppose I could also soak them in rum and get more rum plus chocolate...

jeffy:

--- Quote from: Joe Sr. on January 11, 2013, 11:07:12 AM ---If I add them directly, any suggestion on amounts? One ounce?  More?

I suppose I could also soak them in rum and get more rum plus chocolate...

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I get cocoa nibs from my local homebrew store and they come in 4 ounce pkgs (I think).  I put those in a small muslin bag and throw them in the keg for 3 days, but you can try it on a daily basis to see how it goes.  It worked really well in a bock I made last year.

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