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Old 10-21-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
Oct 2011
Tifton, GA
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I am new to brewing and for my 3rd brew, I'm planning to brew a cream stout from a Midwest extract kit. I have the extract kit and I want to brew tomorrow, but I wanted to add something. I have seen that some people add coffee to cream stouts, vanilla, chocolate, etc.

I live in a small town in GA, so it's difficult to get ahold of cacao nibs, vanilla beans, etc. Is it possible to add vanilla extract and coffee to make a coffee stout? Does anyone have any suggestions for a noob? Thanks!

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Old 10-21-2011, 05:13 PM   #2
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Oct 2010
South Shore, MA
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Chocolate is easy to add in the boil with unsweetened coco powder. 8 oz. will give you a pronounced chocolate flavor added in the last 15 mins of the boil.

Vanilla extract can easily be used. A little goes a long way. Add to taste using a dropper at bottling.

Try cold steeping some coffee over night in the fridge. Just enough water to cover the coffee grounds and strain. Add to taste in secondary or at bottling.

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