I live an hour south of this brewery but I cant get any surly beers here in Rochester
, so i have to do the next best thing.... clone their beers. I'm doing 5 gallon AG batches.
Here is some info from their site:
STYLE: Coffee flavored American Brown Ale
MALT: Pale Ale, Aromatic, Medium Crystal, Dark Crystal, Oats and Chocolate
COFFEE: Gautemalan Finca Vista Hermosa Full City Roast by Coffee and Tea Ltd.
YEAST: English Ale
OG: 14º Plato
ABV: 5.5% v/v
COLOR: 45 ºSRM
For the coffee, I was thinking of racking the beer off the primary and onto 1/2 lbs of course ground coffee in the secondary. Leave it on the grounds for 2-3 days then pull the beer off the grounds and keg it.
What would you recommend for the base beer grain bill?
What do you think about adding the coffee grinds to the secondary?