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Old 11-22-2009, 06:29 AM   #1
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Default Just bought an awesome espresso machine. What can I do with it in Homebrewing?

So yeah, I just bought a pretty good espresso machine today http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/Sae...p/scg10535.htm and I'm wondering what I can do with espresso in my homebrew if anything. Anyone got a bright idea?

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Old 11-22-2009, 06:38 AM   #2
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You can make a stout with some espresso in it. Look for a chocolate espresso stout recipe, it's usually cooled and added to secondary.


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Old 11-22-2009, 07:00 AM   #3
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Sounds like a good way to break my machine in!
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:57 AM   #4
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Pack it with crushed pellet hops and brew a shot of bitter hop extract?
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:45 PM   #5
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16 shots of espresso into a 5 gallon stout or porter recipe (post-boil) is what you should do with it. That's what I do for my annual espresso stout/porter - tastes great.
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Steam extract hop oils. The bittering resins will be left behind, so you can still use them. The espresso process is too fast to get much bittering.
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Steam extract hop oils. The bittering resins will be left behind, so you can still use them. The espresso process is too fast to get much bittering.
Sorry, I don't understand what your saying.
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Sorry, I don't understand what your saying.
Pack hops in where the espresso grounds normally go, brew it like you would a shot of espresso.
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Pack hops in where the espresso grounds normally go, brew it like you would a shot of espresso.
And then what do I do with them? Add them to a secondary as if I was dry hopping just for aroma purposes?
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That's what I'd do. Just toss the shot into secondary and see how it tastes.


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