this sounds fantastic, it is going to be my next brew for sure. I have a few questions about the recipe if anyone could help me out.
1. What type of molasses did you use? I have seen different grades (light, dark, blackstrap) and I read that lighter varieties are more fermentable while darker ones impart a stronger flavor.
2. How much DME for bottle conditioning? I usually use dextrose but I saw that DME is recommended for this. I think "joy of homebrewing" suggests 1 1/4 cups for 5 gallons. Would this give appropriate carbonation?
3. Any final say on cold brewed coffee vs actual espresso shots? I am a barista and I work on a $20,000 bar everyday so I have unlimited access to the best shots you can get basically. My main concern is the oil messing with head retention since I am not kegging yet. I know cold brew has much less oil.
Thanks for any help everyone