Brewing a Coffee Milk Chocolate Stout. Last time, I added lactose, coffee grinds and Hershey's powder at the last 10 minutes of the boil. It tasted great, but lost a lot of the coffee and chocolate flavor.
After some research, I would like to add a pot of brewed coffee (or two) and whole chocolate nibs when I transfer to the secondary fermenter (after 1 week). What is the best way to sanitize the cocoa nibs?
I've considered warming up the coffee to 180 degrees on the stove and adding the cocoa nibs to that for 15 minutes, cooling and adding that to the secondary fermentation. The nibs would obviously melt during this process, but I don't think that would affect the flavor.
Any better ideas on how to sanitize the cocoa nibs? Thanks!