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Old 11-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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How does one reduce the bitter aftertaste from the beer if they have added too much coconut extract (brewing a sweet stout) to the primary...at 2 weeks in primary, the extract flavor is overwhelming. Is there anything I can do to reduce it to a palatable level while it's still in the primary?



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Old 11-13-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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Nothing you can do except wait. It will dissipate with time, but might take a while.

Make sure you recorded the amount so that next time you have a reference to the amount that is way too much.



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Old 12-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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How does one reduce the bitter aftertaste from the beer if they have added too much coconut extract (brewing a sweet stout) to the primary...at 2 weeks in primary, the extract flavor is overwhelming. Is there anything I can do to reduce it to a palatable level while it's still in the primary?
How much extract did you use and for what batch size?
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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4 ounces of Coconut Extract from Olivenation in a 5 gallon batch.

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Old 12-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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Thank you. Brewing today so I will try about half.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #6
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A GREAT way to fix that would be to add some concentrated coffee. Brew up 4 cups of coffee using about 2-3X the normal amount of coffee grains (or 2-4 expresso shots if you have an expresso maker), cool it down to about the same temp as the beer, and dump that puppy in. It would be best to add it at bottling/kegging time.

Coffee is a great addition to a porter or stout style and will cut that coconut nicely. I used this same method to save a porter I added too much vanilla to, and it turned the beer from undrinkable into a really really good beer.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I will keep this in mind when I bottle and use this if the beer turns out too sweet.



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