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Old 03-22-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Adding coffee to a stout or porter

Im working on a recipe to add some high quality espresso to a stout or a porter but was curious what would be the best way to get the best flavor:

1. Freshly brewed shots of espresso from the machine at my work(We sell high quality coffee beverages)

2. cold brew the coffee and add to secondary

3. add whole beans to secondary and rack on top of them?


Can anyone with experience give me a hand?

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Old 03-22-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
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#2 is my preferred technique.


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Old 03-22-2010, 04:13 PM   #3
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Any reason not to add ground coffee to the boil?
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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I don't drink coffee myself, but I think you're not supposed to boil grounds. Boiling them for beer can't be any better.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:44 PM   #5
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There is a good article on brewing with coffee in the March/April issue of Zymergy.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:36 PM   #6
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I e-mailed back and forth with Rich from Kona brewery about their Pipeline Porter. It's somewhere in this thread.
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Here is a nice read. I'm thinking about adding 2oz ground beans to the end of the boil, and 2oz ground beans to secondary.

http://www.byo.com/stories/recipes/a...ng-with-coffee
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Anyone else just add them to the Mash? (probably just at Mash out) Seems like the perfect temperature for brewing coffee. I've got a stout that is carbing up right now while I wait for my freezer controller so I'm not sure how it turned out yet.
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I hear that adding them during the initial boil makes the beer overly bitter and acidic. But I haven't tried it so who knows. I'm brewing my first coffee porter batch now and plan on cold steeping course ground coffee in a sanitized french press for 24 hours. Then using it as the liquid for my priming sugar before bottling. Any thoughts?

If not I'll let you know how it goes...
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I hear that adding them during the initial boil makes the beer overly bitter and acidic. But I haven't tried it so who knows. I'm brewing my first coffee porter batch now and plan on cold steeping course ground coffee in a sanitized french press for 24 hours. Then using it as the liquid for my priming sugar before bottling. Any thoughts?

If not I'll let you know how it goes...

Hey I know its been a while but how did your method turn out?? I'm about to rack my porter and it seems a little weak in the java department.

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