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Old 08-09-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Was thinking of making an IPA, and adding some vanilla bean coffee grounds with some brown sugar.

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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Sounds interesting, hopefully someone will give you some good feedback on this. I think it would be cool, it will be interesting to see what everyone else thinks.

 
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:05 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with experimenting, but if you like the idea of vanilla & coffee, then I strongly suggest using vanilla and coffee. Not some flavored garbage, which is neither real vanilla nor decent quality coffee (Q: why would a vendor flavor a good quality coffee? Answer: they would not). And be careful - it's very very easy to go overboard with coffee.

Honestly, I would never buy a beer with this description, but heck this hobby is all about experimentation.

p.s. once you create a recipe, you might post it in the Recipe forum for some more specific advice.

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:30 AM   #4
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Nothing wrong with experimenting, but if you like the idea of vanilla & coffee, then I strongly suggest using vanilla and coffee. Not some flavored garbage, which is neither real vanilla nor decent quality coffee (Q: why would a vendor flavor a good quality coffee? Answer: they would not). And be careful - it's very very easy to go overboard with coffee.

Honestly, I would never buy a beer with this description, but heck this hobby is all about experimentation.

p.s. once you create a recipe, you might post it in the Recipe forum for some more specific advice.
Very good advice. I hate flavored coffees, personally.

 
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:31 AM   #5
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This thread may or may not help .....http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/what...ou-use-329340/
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:47 PM   #6
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I'm not sure how IPA and coffee would meld as flavors, but I'd be willing to try one! Seriously though, you have two relatively bitter flavors, and it might be a bit much. You could always experiment with adding 1/2 to 1 oz of cold steeped coffee (for me, by far the best way to add coffee to beer) to a pint of your favorite IPA, then scale it up to a full batch if you like it. Vanilla, for me, mentally seems as if it might work in an IPA, but I agree you'd be better off just adding a vanilla bean to your fermenter rather than using a flavored coffee...
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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Forgive me and take my advice with a grain of salt since I dont make beer, but I used coffee grounds in a mead a little while ago. Was not at all pleased with the results, and the aroma was downright offputting. If I ever make coffee/espresso mead again I am going to brew the coffee first and THEN make the mead.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #8
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There's a local brewery around here that did a coffee IPA, and while I didnt get a chance to try it, I heard good things about it. Go for it!

 
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It would never have occurred to me to add coffee to an ipa, but I don't see any reason it wouldn't work in the right proportion.

 
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There's a local brewery around here that did a coffee IPA, and while I didnt get a chance to try it, I heard good things about it. Go for it!
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It would never have occurred to me to add coffee to an ipa, but I don't see any reason it wouldn't work in the right proportion.
Hmmm...Perhaps my initial taste vision was off...you guys have inspired me to make a batch of cold steep and try spiking a few IPA's with it...

Or, how about this: a 'Black Coffee' IPA / Coffee Cascadian Dark Ale?
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