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Old 06-26-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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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

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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
Procedure:
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."
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I didn't add any acid to the coffee mead I made and I liked it fine the way it was. Also, you might consider cold steeping the coffee for a few hours to tone down the bitterness.

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+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.

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Im thinking cold steeping mean simply to make it with cold water at first and let it set for a few hours? Tap water cold or place the carafe in the fridge?

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Room temperature water for a few hours over freshly ground coffee.

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