Originally Posted by WeimBrew
Amount Name Time Stage
3.00 oz Chocolate 15 mins Boil
2.00 oz Coffee 15 mins Boil
2.00 oz Coffee 15 mins Bottling
1.00 tbsp Vanilla 15 mins Boil
3.00 oz Mulling Spices 00 mins Boil
iBrewmaster does not have peppermint in the additions drag down so I am using mulling spices in it's place. This will be in primary for roughly 3 weeks then secondary for 3 and in bottles until Christmas as I plan on giving out bombers as presents this year.
Any feedback is welcomed.
I've used coffee in a beer once and cold steeped it overnight in the fridge. Used about 1/2 pound of ground espresso beans in about 1/2 - 1 quart of cold (pre-boiled) water and added that to the secondary. It had a nice coffee flavor that complemented the roasted grains. I think that boiling the coffee is going to give you more harsh/bitter flavors/smells. Also, maybe try soaking the vanilla bean(s) and chocolate in some vodka for about a week before you bottle it to extract all of the good flavors (and sterilize it) before adding it to the secondary or bottling.
Sounds like a good idea for a stout. Good luck!
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