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Old 06-14-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default Coffee additions?

How do you do them? primary? secondary? boil? ground? not ground?

i did it ground in the boil, and the main out come of that was after an hour i gave up on my chiller, and loaded hot wort into the carboy! stupid coffee grounds!

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Old 06-14-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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I would avoid boiling the coffee

Brewing it releases tanic acid

I cold steep about 1/4 cup of fine gound coffee in a 1 qt mason jar seal it and place in the back of the fridge for 4-5 days and add it in a secondary and let it mingle for about a week

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Old 06-15-2009, 02:26 AM   #3
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I added 1/2 lb coarsely ground to the secondary, i think it was about 10 days. In my notes i would go a little lighter on the coffee next time

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Old 06-15-2009, 02:44 AM   #4
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+1 on the cold steeping method. After steeping in the fridge for a few days, strain out the coffee grounds and add to secondary.

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I'm with phished. Why cold steep in water when you can just cold steep in the beer?

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I'm with phished. Why cold steep in water when you can just cold steep in the beer?
I think it would be easier to filter out the grounds before you add it to the fermenter.
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Thats true. Since I keg, I have the luxury of being able to "dry coffee" in a hop sack straight in the keg. If any coffee gets out of the bag, it will get sucked out in the first two pints after its been chilling for a week.

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Thats true. Since I keg, I have the luxury of being able to "dry coffee" in a hop sack straight in the keg. If any coffee gets out of the bag, it will get sucked out in the first two pints after its been chilling for a week.


wow that would be bothersome, a mouth full of grounds while trying to enjoy a brew,



But I perfered the method I posted because I am given a chance to taste the mix before I add it in,

I also used that same method to figure out how much to add, I added it in to a simple stout by the 1/2 tsp


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