Brewer wrote:Sounds like a good brew Mike. Also, using a partial mash, as you did in this batch, is well worth the extra effort. It seems to add a great deal to the flavor and the body of the brew. I bet it'll be even better in another 5 weeks. Try not to drink it all up at one time!
Mike wrote:Come on over, Brewer, and me and you will throw back a couple and marvel at my brewing skills.
LogicalFrank wrote:I've made quite a few chocolate porters and stouts over the years... My best suggestion for anyone interested is to add some vanilla (extract or whole bean) to bring out the chocolate flavors. It's in chocolate cake, so why not chocolate beer? For simply increasing the richness of a chocolate beer (as opposed to making a vanilla beer) I just use about five tablespoons of extract at bottling time. It adds just a hint of vanilla but makes it so the chocolate really pops out. You can even try just adding a quarter or a half teaspoon to a glass of your finished beer.
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