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Mexican Chocolate Baltic Porter?

Okay I am not sure if I’m on something or onto something… But I had this Idea of taking my baltic porter and whooping its ass with 10 some mexican cooking chocolate? But… How much? Thoughts? Concerns? Here is the recipe… http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/porter-crossing

Sounds like a good idea flavor wise, but mexican chocolate (nestle version) has a lot of ingredients you wouldn’t want in beer.

From amazon: Sugar, chocolate liquor, soy lecithin (emulsifier), cocoa butter (processed with alkali), PGPR (emulsifier), artificial cinnamon flavors.

You might be better off researching Choc porter recipes with coco nibs or other chocolates then add a cinnamon/spice steep or tincture to the mix.

Just my knee jerk reaction, though I am a new brewer.

There is some mexican chocolate that has nothing but basically cocoa and sugar at the local Mercado.

Go with the high end stuff. Taza makes some excellent stone-ground mexican chocolate, and it’s readily available at Whole Foods (at least in my area).

I decided to go with the Taza. They even have some really high coaco options. I have finalized my recipe here! Going to be great at christmas!

http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/porter-crossing-1

[quote=“Zip100473”]I decided to go with the Taza. They even have some really high coaco options. I have finalized my recipe here! Going to be great at christmas!

http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/porter-crossing-1[/quote]

Wow! Looking at your recipe, I’m drooling all over the keyboard(gross). Be sure to post when it’s done.

[quote=“James Rausch”][quote=“Zip100473”]I decided to go with the Taza. They even have some really high coaco options. I have finalized my recipe here! Going to be great at christmas!

http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/porter-crossing-1[/quote]

Wow! Looking at your recipe, I’m drooling all over the keyboard(gross). Be sure to post when it’s done.[/quote]

I hope you are right. I know Trader Joes has a slightly cheaper organic mexican chocolate. And it is a stones throw from my LHBS. I’m pretty stoked. I am enlisting a very good homebrewer to help me with this batch. Its not going to be cheap and I want it really really good.

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