The directions arent as detailed as when you buy a kit. Sorry for all the questions but I want this to turn out really good and I figuered you guys were the best to help.The recipe says to add the Sumatran coffee and two chocolate varieties (dark,bittersweet bakers chocolate and unsweetened chocolate baking nibs) at the end of the boil. The last stout I made had you make a cold extraction with the coffee and add it when you racked to secondary.
My question is.......Should I brew the coffee and then have it standing by to add at the end of boil or should I make a cold extraction and add it at the end of the boil? Also, how do you add the chocolate varieties? Do you just toss them in like it says and stir them until melted?
Same goes for the Kona coffee. It says to add it when transfering to secondary. I am assuming you have to make a cold extraction before adding.
I plan on making this tomorrow. This will be my third brew (second stout). Thanks so much in advance for the help.
Secondary: Apfelwein, Pear Wine, Traditional Honey Mead
Bottled: Shot In The Dark, Drunken Emu Mississippi River Water, Skeeter Pee, Simple Hefe, Oatmeal Stout
Future: Drunken Emu Hard Cider