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Old 10-14-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Hoping somebody could help me out, I'm brewing a java stout from midwestsupplies and am only using a primary (no secondary). when and how should I add the coffee? Just pour it in after 3 weeks? do I mix at all? thanks

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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whats up guy. i just made this beer. i added the coffee to the last bit of the boil (5 min? what ever the directions said) and i think it's a bit much on the coffee. i would add to secondary, or just poor in after three weeks like you said. i wouldn't stir, it should mix well enough on its own and when you rack to a bottling bucket
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I would make a yeast starter, and pitch it into your mailbox.

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:10 PM   #3
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good to hear...thanks

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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How are you prepping the coffee? I would not add it to the boil. The oils will boil out and create and off flavor that is not desirable. I did a bourbon-coffee porter that I cold steeped the beans & bourdon in the fridge for 72 hours and then added to the bottling bucket. Just use water instead of bourbon and grind the beans coursely. You should be good.

 
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:29 PM   #5
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was going to make the pot of coffee and then just dump it into the primary this week (been fermenting for 17 days so far), let it sit there for another week and then bottle, hoping that the transfer from primary to bottling bucket would be enough to mix the coffee with the rest of the beer.

 
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:50 PM   #6
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i would think it would be. also you can stir (carefully, without splashing) in the bottling bucket. i was just suggesting not to do it in the fermenter so you didn't stir up the yeast sediment.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:13 PM   #7
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i would think it would be. also you can stir (carefully, without splashing) in jkku bottling bucket. i was just suggesting not to do it in the fermenter so you didn't stir up the yeast sediment.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:32 PM   #8
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I apologize for the nonsensical post above. My 1 1/2 year old got a hold of my phone yesterday and somehow posted on this forum. I didn't think she had actually posted anything but apparently she did.

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Old 10-18-2011, 04:10 PM   #9
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that's funny, I assumed "mop" stood for something that I just wasn't aware of. hopefully going to add the coffee tonight and let it sit for another week before bottling.

 
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:34 PM   #10
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My sister's BF just made a batch of mocha porter last month. He brewed a full gallon(!) of coffee and dumped it in the primary just prior to adding the cooled wort.

Note: 1 gal. of coffee in a 5 gal. batch of beer is a LOT. 1 or 2 pots should be plenty.

 
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