Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-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 > Forgot to cold brew coffee last night, quicker alternative?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
cbehr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ephrata, PA
Posts: 258
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Forgot to cold brew coffee last night, quicker alternative?

So I forgot to cold brew coffee for 1/2 of of 2.5G choc stoud batch. Any quicker alternative as I'd REALLY like to bottle this today? I think I've seen packs of starbuck cold brew coffee at the grocery store, or can I got to Dunkin Donuts and just order an iced coffee with no ice and pour that in? If so any ideas on how much to add to about 1.25 gallons?

Brew coffee normal and add a little lactose to cut the bitterness?

__________________
cbehr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
patrick524
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Bern, North Carolina
Posts: 50
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Is it already in the secondary??
I know when I made my coffee stout I added to the keg for a few days before I started chilling/carbonating. I'd just plan on making the cold brew like you were going to do, and wait to bottle, I think any other alternative isn't worth it. Patience pays off!

__________________
patrick524 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
COLObrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pea Green, Colorado
Posts: 2,938
Liked 58 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

+1 on the patience, the reason to cold brew is for the flavor without bitterness, anything else is "a patch" wait till next weekend if necessary.

__________________

Newer, better, more streamlined sig as per the forum police.

COLObrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #4
Channel66
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
Channel66's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: , Maine
Posts: 2,842
Liked 1049 Times on 682 Posts
Likes Given: 94

Default

Most local java joints around here cold brew their iced coffee. I don't see why you couldn't just order it sans ice.

__________________

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.— David Rains Wallace

Channel66 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
MalFet
/bɪər nərd/
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
MalFet's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC / Kathmandu
Posts: 8,277
Liked 1270 Times on 845 Posts
Likes Given: 584

Default

Most of the extract in cold brewed coffee happens in the first three hours or so. If you agitate, that will speed it up further, and if you use a bit more coffee than you'd otherwise planned you'll make up for the difference. Specific numbers will depend on a number of different factors (especially roast level), but it's worth giving a shot.

__________________

"Be excellent to each other." -Benjamin Franklin

MalFet is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #6
patrick524
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Bern, North Carolina
Posts: 50
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Iced Coffee will not be the same thing as cold brewing coffee. When you cold brew you are creating a very strong extract, not regular drinking strength coffee. I'd really just be patient with this and wait it out rather than going with anything different. It'll pay off.

__________________
patrick524 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #7
Channel66
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
Channel66's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: , Maine
Posts: 2,842
Liked 1049 Times on 682 Posts
Likes Given: 94

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrick524 View Post
Iced Coffee will not be the same thing as cold brewing coffee. When you cold brew you are creating a very strong extract, not regular drinking strength coffee. I'd really just be patient with this and wait it out rather than going with anything different. It'll pay off.
I think he is aware of that. Though most local places near me at least like I said cold brew their iced coffee then storing it in the fridge for the day it is then poured over ice diluting it to "regular drinking strength"
__________________

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.— David Rains Wallace

Channel66 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
Too cold and too late at night to brew outside orion7144 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 12-29-2012 03:27 PM
Forgot to boil water before cold brewing coffee for bottling tomorrow lex990 General Beer Discussion 6 11-30-2011 09:47 PM
cold brew coffee sanitation dpalaci6 Recipes/Ingredients 5 04-10-2011 01:21 AM
cold brew coffee oms1981 General Techniques 9 06-26-2008 12:18 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS