Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

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Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby octoscott » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:43

I've probably gone mental here, but I had a salted pretzel and raspberry dark chocolate bar the other day and it made me wonder how the flavours would transfer to a beer...

Anyone got any advice on adding salted pretzels to the mash or is it too crazy to work?

Cocoa also in the mash and raspberries in secondary...
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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby graysalchemy » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:45

Just drink the stout and eat the pretzels. Sorted.

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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby robwalker » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:49

Do it!!
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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby xCamel xSlayer » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:51

Sounds incredible to me. Please have a crack at it and send me a bottle haha!
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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby octoscott » Fri Aug 26, 2016 13:43

Ideally i'll get this on next weekend.

Probably add lactose as well. Will report back on brew day :D
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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby GrowlingDog » Fri Aug 26, 2016 23:15

That sounds fantastic, hope it works.
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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby jkp » Sun Aug 28, 2016 16:44

I added Raspberries to a robust Porter last year. It took a few months for the flavours to settle down, but once they did it was fantastic. So be prepared to leave it six to twelve months.

As always Raspberries will make your beer sour. If you don't want that to happen then you'll need to allow for it in your recipe/mash schedule.

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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby octoscott » Mon Aug 29, 2016 17:36

jkp wrote:I added Raspberries to a robust Porter last year. It took a few months for the flavours to settle down, but once they did it was fantastic. So be prepared to leave it six to twelve months.

As always Raspberries will make your beer sour. If you don't want that to happen then you'll need to allow for it in your recipe/mash schedule.


That's a 10/10 tip there jkp. Thanks for that.
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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby octoscott » Fri Sep 02, 2016 21:24

This one goes on tomorrow.

The pretzels say they have 3g of salt per 100g, but I figure I may need more than that.

Doing 10g or pretzels per litre of expected final volume.

Considering adding salt during the boil too. Any advice either which way?
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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby abeyptfc » Fri Sep 02, 2016 22:35

good luck with it, I hope you will be posting regular updates throughout the day like me!
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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby LeeH » Sat Sep 03, 2016 07:23

In on this!
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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby legionuk » Sat Sep 03, 2016 07:48

At your current rate your adding 1.2g of salt per US gallon a salty Gose in comparison has 3g per us gallon.

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Re: Chocolate salted pretzel raspberry stout

Postby octoscott » Sat Sep 03, 2016 08:31

legionuk wrote:At your current rate your adding 1.2g of salt per US gallon a salty Gose in comparison has 3g per us gallon.


Sounds about what I am looking for actually so thanks for the calculation!

Will go with just the pretzels and no other salt addition.
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