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Old 12-14-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Adding coffee to already kegged beer

Tapped my Smoked Porter last night, and couldn't help think how great it would be with coffee.

Anyone ever add cold-steeped coffee to an already kegged beer?

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Old 12-14-2011, 05:02 PM   #2
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It would be the same principle as backsweetening a cider or adding extract flavor to beer bottles.

Just make some strong coffee "concentrate" then add it to the keg and give it several light swirls with your mash paddle/long spoon.

As far as how much to add......start small, give it a taste, then add to taste.

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I've added coffee to the bottling bucket, but I don't see why this wouldn't work going into a keg. I cold brew coffee one day prior to bottling. I add .50 lb of medium crushed Sumatran coffee (Sumatran beans don't have whatever some beans have that adds that bitter flavor in coffee) to 3 cups of cold water. (boil water first then let it cool) Set in fridge for a day, then filter out the grinds and add cold coffee to bottling bucket.
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Another idea (from basic brewing radio) buy some espresso flavoured vodka and add it to the keg. Van gogh espresso vodka is mighty tasty!
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