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Cacao Nibs - Organic (110gms)
Cacao nibs are crushed seeds from the Cacao plant. It is these seeds that are the key ingredient in chocolate. While not technically chocolate themselves, our nibs do have a wonderful coco smell to them, and will provide a very subdued coco-like flavour to any beer.
Our suppliers have been using these nibs like you would a dry hop, & in the process they coined - just to sound official - "Dry Nibbing". All it means is simply adding the nibs to your secondary fermenter or keg for a couple of weeks (110 gms per 19L 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. Any addition of the nibs pre-boil will impart some bitterness, so use a lot less than you would when adding them to a keg. (Recently, Stone Brewing Company made a stout using cacao nibs in the boil to actually replace some of the hops in the recipe!)
Our cacao nibs go great with darker beers like porters and stouts, but could blend with any beer - perhaps a wit or a saison! These nibs are organically grown and sourced from a Fair Trade co-op in Ecuador.
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