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Old 10-10-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default Recipe help: Kona Coconut Stout

I was hoping for some help on this recipe (actually a LOT of help!) Here goes:

- I dont really want to use coconut extract, rather I want to use toasted coconut. About how much is necessary? I want the flavor to be fairly pronounced.

- What type of hops would do best with the sweet coconut?

- What type of yeast is best suited for a sweet (coconut coffee) stout?

- I am considering spring water (preferably Hawaiian spring water). My tap water is just ok. Is spring water a good option?


Thanks in advance for the advice!!

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Do you have a recipe or are you developing one? If you have a recipe, please post so we can review and comment.

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- I dont really want to use coconut extract, rather I want to use toasted coconut. About how much is necessary? I want the flavor to be fairly pronounced.
Coconut doesn't have an assertive flavor like cherry or raspberry so you will need to use more to have a pronounced flavor. I would add 3-5lbs of toasted coconut with 20 min. left in the boil and at bottling add coconut extract to taste.

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- What type of hops would do best with the sweet coconut?
I would recommend using only bittering hops--no flavor or aroma to get in the way of the coconut.

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- What type of yeast is best suited for a sweet (coconut coffee) stout?
You can use English Ale yeast (WLP002 or WY1968) or Irish Ale yeast (WLP004 or WY1084) If you are to go with Irish Ale i would recommend adding lactose at the end of the boil or at bottling to backsweeten

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- I am considering spring water (preferably Hawaiian spring water). My tap water is just ok. Is spring water a good option?
Spring water is fine.

Hope this helps!
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Does this have anything to do with Stone/Maui/Schmidt beer out right now?...

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