Coffee Type for my Porter - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Coffee Type for my Porter

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
DandyBrewer
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Providence, RI
Posts: 8


I am brewing a porter next week and I wan't to modify the recipe into a coffee porter. I plan on putting the coffee grounds into the secondary. Does anybody have any experience with this? Any pitfalls I should know about? My main question is which variety of coffee to use? There's a pretty big difference in flavor between different regions. Is there a better one to use than another?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
MalFet
/bɪər nɜrd/
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
MalFet's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2010
NYC / Kathmandu
Posts: 8,632
Liked 1472 Times on 975 Posts


I'd recommend low-ish acidity, good full body. If you want a medium roast, buy high quality. If you prefer dark roast, you can use the cheap stuff.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 07:10 PM   #3
dedhedjed
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 343
Liked 13 Times on 9 Posts


I've done several coffee beers (stouts and porters)...I add coarsely ground coffee to the secondary, in a muslin bag, and it works great...Careful that you don't leave it on the grounds for too long. It only takes a couple of days before the coffee flavor overwhelms the beer...as for type of coffee I usually use my father's homeroasted sumatra beans.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 11:40 PM   #4
toddq
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Bellingham, WA
Posts: 10

Try to buy decent coffee. The last batch I added coffee to I used whatever Costco beans were already in the cupboard. The amount of coffee flavor was just right, but my friend's comment on the flavor profile was "What kind of coffee did you use, Folgers? The coffee tastes kind of 'pedestrian'."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 12:56 AM   #5
PassionForThePint
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Tampa, Florida
Posts: 61

For my first attempt at a coffee porter, I cold brewed the coffee. It created a distinctive coffee taste, but wasn't overwhelming.
__________________
Mike from the Passion For The Pint

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 01:56 AM   #6
Boy
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Mt Hood, Oregon
Posts: 349
Liked 19 Times on 14 Posts


@ Passion: How much cold brew did you add?

For the OP I would actually aim for a dark italian roast with a full to heavy body. The extra body can help a lot with mouth feel, and most Italian roast tend to have a very small dark chocolate flavor which should go nicely with a porter. Just finished brewing a porter today that's going to get coffee and chai once it goes to secondary.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 02:02 AM   #7
usfmikeb
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Leesburg, Virginia
Posts: 3,149
Liked 238 Times on 201 Posts


Use whatever coffeee that you've found that YOU really like. Personally, I tend to use Black Cat Espresso beans from Intelligentsia, because its one of my favorite coffees.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 11:36 AM   #8
PassionForThePint
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Tampa, Florida
Posts: 61

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boy View Post
@ Passion: How much cold brew did you add?
Only about 8 ounces of beans per five gallons, so it was a little bit less when brewed. It didn't look like much, but added to my secondary, it worked.

Quote:
Originally Posted by usfmikeb View Post
Use whatever coffeee that you've found that YOU really like. Personally, I tend to use Black Cat Espresso beans from Intelligentsia, because its one of my favorite coffees.
Great choice on beans from Intelligentsia, that's one of my favorite coffee roasters.


__________________
Mike from the Passion For The Pint

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coffee Porter Benderb Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-13-2011 03:16 PM
Coffee Porter Beehemel Recipes/Ingredients 4 11-01-2010 06:10 PM
Try at a Historical type Porter FrictionGnome Recipes/Ingredients 8 08-25-2009 08:29 PM
Type of yeasts for a Porter? big_ajk Recipes/Ingredients 14 10-21-2007 04:31 PM
Coffee Stout/Porter? hoffmeister Recipes/Ingredients 6 04-21-2006 03:00 AM


Forum Jump