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Cacao Nibs - taking suggestions
« on: January 22, 2016, 01:29:53 AM »
I just got my stash in from Chocosphere in the mail. I figured I'd add some nibs to my order since they had some in stock from one of my favorite chocolate makers (Domori). The thing is, for as much of a chocoholic as I am, I've never brewed with cacao nibs. I now have half a kilo of high quality stuff and I'm taking suggestions for what to do with them.

I'm looking for ideas that will really let the chocolate character show through, so I'm leaning away from the usual Porter/Stout where there are other roast malts in the mix. Some will probably end up in a small batch of mead. Any beer suggestions?
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Re: Cacao Nibs - taking suggestions
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 01:44:19 AM »
Malty English brown could be a nice vehicle for it.
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Re: Cacao Nibs - taking suggestions
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 02:04:58 AM »
You could do a meadowfoam mead and it will taste like smores.  A blonde stout might also make an interesting twist.

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Re: Cacao Nibs - taking suggestions
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 04:23:32 PM »
Malty English brown could be a nice vehicle for it.
I like that idea. I've got a brown ale planned. Another thought is that I was planning to use the cake from the brown ale to grow up a couple of generations then finish with an English Barleywine. A nice rich barleywine might be pretty nice aged over some nibs.
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Re: Cacao Nibs - taking suggestions
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 04:31:42 PM »
Malty English brown could be a nice vehicle for it.
I like that idea. I've got a brown ale planned. Another thought is that I was planning to use the cake from the brown ale to grow up a couple of generations then finish with an English Barleywine. A nice rich barleywine might be pretty nice aged over some nibs.


Sounds great. Yeah, they'd go great in a rich English BW, too.
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Re: Cacao Nibs - taking suggestions
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 05:48:23 PM »
I recently used nibs for the first time myself in a quad.

Edit: Tasted the first bottle last night. It was glorious.
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Re: Cacao Nibs - taking suggestions
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 06:50:50 PM »
Double Chocolate Stout
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