Im thinking of trying the recipe below. Also I will add some yeast Energizer along with the Nutrient. I figure on brewing 12 cups of good Folgers smooth instead of the dark roast stuff and simply mixing in *4* pounds of honey for sweetness and then use kv-1116 to give it a kick.
However I was wondering what the acid blend adds to it.
Questions? Ideas? Tips? better recipes? ....LOL
Ingredients: (for 1 gallon)
· 3 ¼ lb. Honey
· 12 cups Extra Strong Brewed Coffee
· ½ tsp. Acid Blend
· 1 tsp. Nutrient
· Water to make 1 gallon if needed
· 1 pkg. Pasteur Champagne Yeast
Brew coffee. Heat 6 cups of coffee with honey, skim if necessary. Add in nutrient and acid blend. Pour coffee and coffee-sugar mixture into carboy. Add enough water to make one gallon. When cooled, pitch yeast and attach an air lock. You may wish to use a blow-off tube. If you do, after the initial violent fermentation, attach a regular air lock.
Per Cheezer: "The Coffee Mead is good, but you definately need to have a love for coffee to drink it." Recipe curtesy of "Cheezer"
"I do not love the bright sword for it's sharpness, nor the arrow for it's swiftness, I love only that which they defend.
+1 on the cold steep!!
Brewing the coffee will release tanic acid.
Which could leave you with a very bitter taste.
If you can buy a bit of "fresh" coffee and grind it yourself, you should get some better results.