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Offline zman51

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milk stout-adding a touch of chocolate to it?
« on: March 07, 2018, 06:32:45 am »
Hey All,

I am going to brew an all grain milk stout and the better half would like a touch of chocolate taste to it. This an all grain, what extra grain or ingredient should I add to accomplish this?

thx

Offline Frankenbrew

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Re: milk stout-adding a touch of chocolate to it?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 06:36:16 am »
Cacao nibs.
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Re: milk stout-adding a touch of chocolate to it?
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Re: milk stout-adding a touch of chocolate to it?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 05:52:02 am »
Chocolate Malt could add some flavor.  If you already have enough dark malt for color, a little bit of "brown" malt won't affect it too much. 

For mine I add cocoa nibs in secondary.  I soak them in vodka both for sanitizing and to draw out some of the flavors. 
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Offline James K

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Re: milk stout-adding a touch of chocolate to it?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 10:05:53 am »
I would add chocolate malt to my mash tun. Not a high percentage of the grain bill, but not a half pound either, I suppose it depends on your bill though.

I have never directly added cocoa nibs but it sounds fine. I made a tropical stout a few months back. The beer had two pounds chocolate malt, 12% of bill, and it took a minute to mellow out for the chocolate to come through. That beer also had a # of lactose.
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