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Old 08-29-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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Anybody ever try this, I am sure someone has.

What is the best way to get coffee flavor into beer? Cold steeping is one way, do you add this to the boiling wort near the end of the boil? Or can I just throw a pound or 2 of beans or ground coffee directly into the wort and then strain it out after the boil?

Any input would be appreciated I tried searching a few terms and couldn't find much of use.

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Old 08-29-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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Adding ground coffee after the ferment produces excellent results.

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Good thread I don't know why that didn't come up in my search.
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Adding ground coffee after the ferment produces excellent results.
OK so if I put it in secondary what kind of vessel do I put the coffee in? A grain bag couldn't fit in my carboy. Or can I just dump it in the carboy or fermenter just loose?
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:39 PM   #6
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oils in coffee beans can really bring down the head if not destroy it completely. I use instant coffee.. It seems like cheating, but you will get the best results with it and it won't kill your head. Not to mention you can add little by little until you get the taste your looking for.

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oils in coffee beans can really bring down the head if not destroy it completely. I use instant coffee.. It seems like cheating, but you will get the best results with it and it won't kill your head. Not to mention you can add little by little until you get the taste your looking for.
instant coffee is used in most cooking applications as well. cheating but i think it's got less oils in it
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instant coffee is used in most cooking applications as well. cheating but i think it's got less oils in it
I was always turned off by the idea of using instant coffee. I have tried to make coffee ice cream with real coffee and it is a pain in the ass. Then I finally gave in and used instant and I have to admit, it was pretty good.

I also have made this creamy coffee syrup for chocolate muffins or ice cream by cooking vanilla ice cream with instant espresso. Turns out great.

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Add some oatleal to your process. I use Kona Coffee as a dry hop and Sumatran at flame out. I also add oatmean for a good head an smoothy silkiness. I feel this is needed so the coffee flavor is not TOO harsh.

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I've brewed two beers with coffee, beans smashed with a pint glass put in a muslin sack for last 15 minutes of boil. One was a stout, one a porter... no head problems whatsoever. May be a rarity however

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