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Old 08-23-2011, 01:18 PM   #131
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I'm planning on doing this brew in the coming weeks. One question, though: Do you guys filter out the chocolate and coffee before putting it in the fermenter? I normally put my hops and other additions in a bag during the boil but doing so with chocolate seems wrong. However, I'm not sure how much I want to be cleaning 4 ounces of chocolate out of my carboy or bucket.
The chocolate melts into the wort and mixes in, so it's not like it gets caked on anywhere. I will say this though, on my second batch of this i left it in the primary for 5 weeks, and it soaked up a LOT of the bitterness from the coffee. I wouldn't keep it on the grounds for that long. Transfer to secondary in a reasonable amount of time, and you won't have any issues.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:01 AM   #132
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The chocolate melts into the wort and mixes in, so it's not like it gets caked on anywhere. I will say this though, on my second batch of this i left it in the primary for 5 weeks, and it soaked up a LOT of the bitterness from the coffee. I wouldn't keep it on the grounds for that long. Transfer to secondary in a reasonable amount of time, and you won't have any issues.
That's a good tip. I brewed a batch loosely following this recipe on Sunday and think I will transfer on day 10. That'll let me take a gravity and see how things are going too.

The coffee and chocolate in this thing smell so good!
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:10 PM   #133
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purchased the ingredients for the extract on page one! looking forward to it.

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #134
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AG version of this went into the bucket on saturday night. After a few minor issues, mashed at 151 for 75 minutes, had a small boil over and the safety on my burner shut off a couple of times, but the O.G. came in at 1.080 and the yeast party was in full swing on sunday...we'll see how far the S-04 chews through this one. The wort tastes and smells great. Through all the craziness of the brew day I kept reminding myself RDWAHAHB!

OH, and I broke my airlock and had to rig up a blowoff tube until I could get to the LHBS today...they are closed on Monday.

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Old 09-01-2011, 02:39 PM   #135
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I brewed this on July 4, primary for 10 days, then secondary for about 5 weeks. Just tapped it the other day and I am surprised how coffee-forward it is. Not so much bitter but intensely coffee-flavored. I only used 2 ounces of fresh ground coffee and didnt even bother with the cold brewed. I love coffee so it's great but my friends aren't impressed. Weird. I would probably back off on the grounds next time. Nice recipe though!

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Old 09-01-2011, 02:50 PM   #136
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I brewed this on July 4, primary for 10 days, then secondary for about 5 weeks. Just tapped it the other day and I am surprised how coffee-forward it is. Not so much bitter but intensely coffee-flavored. I only used 2 ounces of fresh ground coffee and didnt even bother with the cold brewed. I love coffee so it's great but my friends aren't impressed. Weird. I would probably back off on the grounds next time. Nice recipe though!
Hmmm. I brewed my first batch of this last Fall, still drinking it. To me, it turne out so well that I regard it as one of the signs that, after four years, I'm coming of age as a homebrewer.

In addition to the chocolate called for, I put in 2 oz. of Papanicholas French Roast, which I ground from the beans myself. This is a strong coffee, but by no means was the FBS clone coffee-forward. The coffee and chocolate blend very well into the stout, and I have had several compliments on it, including one of the "Wow! This doesn't even taste like homebrew!" .....where you don't know whether to be complimented or insulted.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:07 PM   #137
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Maybe I used coffee that was too bright, I think it was Costa Rican (lightly roasted and pretty acidic) but it was very good quality and freshly roasted. Next time I would use 1.5 oz of grounds with an espresso or french roast. Maybe Sumatra as others here have used.

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Old 09-05-2011, 01:21 PM   #138
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This turned out very good. My friend did 10 gal and I did 5 gal. We both went a step further and bourbon oaked in the secondary. I can tell you that he did not add coffe at bottling, and I did, and in taste testing, you really can't tell. It's about 6 months old now, and the sharpness has calmed and the beer now is very mellow and awesome. I just got another founders breakfast stout clone that looks amazing, so I will get it from my friend and post it if there is interest!

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:04 PM   #139
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I racked mine onto 2.5 oz of moka java beans and .75 oz of american oak chips.
Did this make it turn out more like the KBS?
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:12 AM   #140
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I brewed this yesterday. I may have used too much of the Sumatran coffee grounds, about 2.5 ounces too much. Also used Dutch process cocoa powder and cacao nibs. Hopefully it won't wreck it. It's happily bubbling away at ~65f right now.

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