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Thread: Sanitizing Cacao/Cocoa Nibs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Kettering, Ohio, USA

    Sanitizing Cacao/Cocoa Nibs

    We're planning on adding a couple of pounds of cacao nibs into our fermenter after fermentation has slowed down. What's the best way to sanitize them? I'd rather not dip them in chemicals, but I will if that's the only way to do it.

    As a homebrewer, I would just soak them in vodka for awhile, then add to the fermenter. But we're not really allowed to do that, correct?
    Neil Chabut
    Eudora Brewing Co.
    Brewery and BOP
    Kettering, OH

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Ames, Iowa, USA
    I would soak them on rum. Your not going to be adding enough booze to bum up the abv so I wouldn't really worry about it.

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