Cacao Nibs, TCHO Ghana, 4oz

Cacao Nibs, TCHO Ghana, 4oz

  • $7.49

4oz per package.

Small pieces of crushed, roasted cacao beans that have a unique nut-like crunch and a deep, nutty, toasty chocolate flavour with hints of chicory and coffee.

Cacao Nibs are a great way to introduce rich chocolate flavour into any beer. Cacao nibs (also referred to as cocoa nibs) are the key ingredient in chocolate. They are crushed and roasted seeds from the cacao plant.  While not technically chocolate themselves, they have a wonderful cocoa smell to them, and will provide a very subdued cocoa-like flavor to any beer.
You can use these cacao nibs like you would a dry hop, by adding the cacao nibs to your secondary fermenter or keg for a couple of weeks (4 ounces per 5 gallons is a great place to start), allowing the beer to draw out the subtle flavors and aromas of the cacao nibs. They can also be used in the boil or mash - wherever you would like to experiment with them. Adding the nibs pre-boil will impart some bitterness, so use a lot less than you would when adding them to a keg. 
These super high quality TCHO cacao nibs go great with darker beers like porters and stouts, but could blend with any beer - perhaps a wit or a saison!
TCHO is an American chocolate company in San Francisco, dedicated to producing high end chocolates.

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