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Old 07-14-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried the Mikkeller Koppi, a "Coffee IPA"? It's a good beer and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how to get coffee into a pale beer? Brewing a pot, either hot or cold, would throw the color off too much. Could I soak the coffee beans or grounds in the secondary for a few days and let the alcohol pull the flavor out?

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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I didn't think the beer had much coffee flavor (which I liked), I'd just add an ounce or two (which shouldn't add much color). I actually like steeping coffee for ~12-24 hours in beers right before botlting. I find that it gives a more long lasting aroma, and doesn't add any acidity (it would probably add just as much color though). Good luck.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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One ounce of a locally roasted light bean was just added to my kolsch, I'll probably take taste samples every 12 hours or so to make sure I don't over do it and report back.

 
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