Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Brewing Coconut Porter, do I have to sanitize the flaked coconut?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-15-2011, 02:09 AM   #1
italynstallyn44
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Posts: 54
Default Brewing Coconut Porter, do I have to sanitize the flaked coconut?

I am brewing a Coconut Porter. I am going to add 24 oz. of unsweetened flaked coconut in the secondary. I plan on roasting the coconut in a frying pan before adding it to the secondary. Is this sufficient for sanitizing or do I need to do anything else?

Also how long would you suggest leaving it on the coconut in the secondary? I was going to do 7-10 days.

__________________
italynstallyn44 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2011, 02:32 AM   #2
hercher
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Scranton
Posts: 910
Liked 47 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I think the fry pan will sanitize it sufficiently. 7-10 days seems it bit long to me -- you don't want the coconut to overwhelm the other flavors.

__________________
Two Kids Brewery

Primary: Empty :(
Seconary: Don't use one, generally
Kegged: Pumpkin Saison, Amber Ale
Planned: Scottish Strong Ale

"For a quart of ale is a dish for a king." - Shakespeare
hercher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2011, 03:09 AM   #3
LeverTime
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 169
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I just made one of these, and I baked the coconut in the oven at 325F for 15 minutes. I cannot say that I am a huge fan of the final product, but it did not get infected.

I let it secondary for 14 days with the coconut. It is still a very faint flavor, and I would recommend doing at least as long.

__________________
LeverTime is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2011, 05:30 AM   #4
bovineblitz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 2,341
Liked 117 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

I had good success with oven toasted coconut in the fermenter for a week. It's best fresh but leaves a distinct character behind even with age.

__________________
bovineblitz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2011, 01:10 PM   #5
biochemedic
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
biochemedic's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Carnegie, PA
Posts: 1,892
Liked 108 Times on 92 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Pan or oven toasting is more than enough to sanitize the coconut (which is probably not necessary anyway, IMHO). I also did a 14 day secondary, and there is a distinct nuttiness to the final beer, but it is in no way overwhelming.

Be prepared for an odd mouthfeel, and zero head retention from the oils in the coconut. It still tasted very good, but I had wondered if I were to ever to do the recipe again whether or not I might experiment with a vodka extraction technique to see how it worked out that way.

__________________
Packaged: Graff, Basic Spiced Cider, Pearl Amarillo SMaSH, A bunch of random stuff...
Recent Meads: Mead Day '11 Ginger Metheglin, Mead Day '12 Traditional (orange blossom) Mead, Fresh Simple Cyser '12
Primary: Heady Topper Clone, Wild Cider, Simple Cyser
Secondary: Why do I keep this line here...?
Bulk Aging: Cocobochet
Planned: Hop Metheglin #3 (NZ hops), Trad. Gesho T'ej
biochemedic is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Stout Experiment: Rolled Oats vs. Flaked Barley vs. Flaked Rye vs. Flaked Wheat kinkothecarp General Beer Discussion 29 09-09-2013 02:57 AM
Maui Brewing Company Coconut Porter RyanK2 General Beer Discussion 19 06-06-2011 05:13 PM
Adding coconut to Extract Cream Ale Matt512 General Beer Discussion 3 03-10-2011 03:14 PM
Toasted coconut in aecondary Hopheader General Beer Discussion 3 06-01-2010 04:47 AM
Maui Brewing Co. - Coconut Porter, OMG! keithbeats General Beer Discussion 16 11-26-2009 06:49 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS