hist-brewing: Re: chocolate

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Mon Dec 6 10:04:05 PST 1999



On Sat, 4 Dec 1999, Thorunn Vigadottir wrote:

> I don't use the powder for the basic reason I was
> instructed by Master Ruirk to never, ever, never use
> powdered flavorings.  Powder can leave an unpleasant
> texture to your liquids.  Ergo, I have skipped cocoa

My experience directly contradicts his.  I have used powdered cinnamon 
and other powdered spices in my brewing, with no unfortunate "texture" 
effects.  Of course, I tend to permit my heavily spiced ales to age a 
proper amount of time.


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