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    Re: Kit O' Beer #28 Chocolate Dark Ale Redux

    yes, I bought 250gms of grains and they weren't milled. I cold steeped them for a day. Nothing too bad about the outcome. It has a flavour that reminds me a bit more of beers like guiness without the...
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    Re: Kit O' Beer #28 Chocolate Dark Ale Redux

    I've been drinking a few of these. Not much else on the shelf so it's not all going to make it to next winter.

    The vanilla flavours in the chocolate essence are less prominent now and much better...
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    Re: Kit O' Beer #28 Chocolate Dark Ale Redux

    12 days, cold weather so not expecting much. Slight carb. Aroma is coffee, thin chocolate and faint vanilla. Flavour is similar. Coffee is more bitter. Chocolate is about the right amount. You can...
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    Re: Kit O' Beer #28 Chocolate Dark Ale Redux

    bottled this one today. Don't know how many bottles. A mix of all different shapes and sizes. I a using a lot of the bottles I scored with the 2nd hand gear I bought plus some of the sierra nevada...
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    Re: Kit O' Beer #28 Chocolate Dark Ale Redux

    This was a result of your advice also with the yeast numbers math. Looking at this beer tonight is more confirmation the yeast gets a good start and the effort is not that great. 24 hours is all you...
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    Re: Kit O' Beer #28 Chocolate Dark Ale Redux

    I forgot to mention I did a yeast starter. about 250gms of dry LME, boiled, cooled and then added the yeast. Swirl it around a few times during the day, keep the temp at the right level. 24 hours...
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    Kit O' Beer #28 Chocolate Dark Ale Redux

    KoB #28.

    This is a repeat of KoB #6. I just noticed I am using 1.25 light malt booster and no dextrose compared to 1kg dark dry malt and 200gms dex. 50gms less malts but I think these ones are...
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