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Re: COCA NIPS
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2014, 07:21:59 AM »
I have been told by the head brewer at Cigar City that after four days they tend to develop off flavors, but I don't recall what flavors he mentioned.

In Vodka, I usually put the nibs in on the same day the yeast are pitched, so about 2 weeks. I have not noticed anything that I would consider an off flavor. However, it may be different in beer.

i use with vodka and used with choc milk stout. 4 oz rinsed with vodka first, then left in carboy for 2 weeks. they sink, so no bag and they do provide the hint of choco - although not as evident as when in vodka...yumm :P
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Re: COCA NIPS
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2014, 03:25:04 PM »
I have used them in a chocolate milk stout and in a doppelbock.  I usually add them to the secondary after letting them soak for a couple days in Vodka.  Once they have soaked, I throw the whole thing in there (including the vodka) and let them sit for about a week or so then rack to the keg.  The pieces sink to the bottom and are usually large enough that a bag is not necessary. 

I used 3 oz for a 5 gallon batch of stout and while there was some chocolate aroma, it was not dominant.  I used 4 oz for a 2.5 gallon batch of doppelbock and while it was definitely noticeable in the aroma, it was not overpowering.
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Re: COCA NIPS
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2014, 08:05:46 PM »

I tried putting my nips in the beer but I don't think they imparted any flavor.

I don't want to taste that but I'd like to see how you did it. You must be limber.


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Re: COCA NIPS
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2014, 05:43:04 AM »

I tried putting my nips in the beer but I don't think they imparted any flavor.

I don't want to taste that but I'd like to see how you did it. You must be limber.


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Re: COCA NIPS
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2014, 06:27:32 AM »
I tried putting my nips in the beer but I don't think they imparted any flavor.
Full boil? - that's hardcore.
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Re: COCA NIPS
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2014, 07:41:34 AM »
I tried putting my nips in the beer but I don't think they imparted any flavor.
Full boil? - that's hardcore.

Ouch.  I assumed it was "dry nipped."
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Re: COCA NIPS
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2014, 07:45:14 AM »
I tried putting my nips in the beer but I don't think they imparted any flavor.
Full boil? - that's hardcore.

Ouch.  I assumed it was "dry nipped."
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Re: COCA NIPS
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2014, 12:42:59 PM »
I tried putting my nips in the beer but I don't think they imparted any flavor.
Full boil? - that's hardcore.

Ouch.  I assumed it was "dry nipped."
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