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patrick524 01-06-2013 02:48 AM

Coffee Stout
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8.5# Pale Malt 2-row
1# Roasted Barley (470srm)
.5# Caramel/crystal 80
.5# Wheat/Flaked
2oz E.K. Golding @ 60 min (5.6%) Leaf
5 oz Starbucks Dark Espresso Roast Cold brew

Mash at 150 for 75 Minutes @ 1.5qt/pd
Sparge for an 8.35 gal boil

I don't secondary, so I left the beer in the primary for at least 3 weeks.
Cold brew the coffee for 24 hours at room temperature. Add the coffee to the keg/secondary and let mix for at least 2 days before carbonating.

jdauria 01-08-2013 07:40 PM

Looks good, congrats! I love coffee porters and stouts! Was it bitter at all? I notice you had 40 IBU's and recently read that when doing coffee beers, to keep the IBU's low since the coffee and hops are both bitter, though you only used a 1/2 ounce of coffee.

patrick524 01-09-2013 10:07 PM

The beer isn't too bitter. The EKG are pretty smooth on this beer. The Coffee was cold brewed so the bitterness is very low and I need to edit that, it was 5 oz of coffee, not .5oz.
I used Starbucks Dark Espresso Roast coffee for it.

Komodo_brewer 01-15-2013 05:48 AM

What do you mean coffee was cold brewed? You just added coffee grounds to cold water and let it sit over night.....or brewed coffee the regular way and let it sit in fridge until ready for use?

New to this and have been intrigued to brew a coffee flavored beer

patrick524 01-15-2013 11:52 PM

Take ground coffee and mix it with water, then let sit overnight. Filter with a coffee filter and add to the beer for a few days before you chill, carb and serve (I added it once I kegged).
I did 20 oz of water for the 5 ounces of coffee. It's a great way to get the coffee flavor without the harshness of coffee.

orangemen5 01-16-2013 03:15 AM

Just wondering if you sanitized the coffee in anyway before adding it to keg. I plan on adding it to a secondary before bottling.

patrick524 01-16-2013 10:29 PM

You can boil the water you are going to use, or buy some bottled water from the store. I sanitized the Tupperware I was using with Star San, and used bottled water, and that was enough.

Komodo_brewer 01-19-2013 04:52 PM

I don't plan on kegging......so would I add the cold brewed coffee at secondary....or during primary?

patrick524 01-20-2013 12:30 AM

Secondary would be best. Maybe for a couple days before you bottle. Longer shouldn't hurt it at all though

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