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Offline cfleisher

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Cocoa Nibs in secondary
« on: January 15, 2011, 08:36:25 am »
I'm about to rack my milk stout onto 6 oz. of cocoa nibs. Any recommendations on how long I should keep it in the secondary? I'm looking for detectable chocolate flavor, but not so much that it dominates. I was thinking 2 weeks. Is this enough time?
Primary: Grapefruit IPA
Secondary: Berliner Weisse

Offline tygo

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Re: Cocoa Nibs in secondary
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 08:52:03 am »
Two weeks sounds good.  I've left them in for as long as four and that may be more than you want.  Just taste it after two weeks and see if it's enough for you.
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Re: Cocoa Nibs in secondary
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2011, 10:24:39 am »
Let your tastebuds be your guide. Your probably going to have to plan on at least a week before you get any noticeable character.  ;)
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