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Old 12-10-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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I plan on adding the coffee to the secondary for my mocha stout but I've heard of cold brewing coffee, hot brewing, or just adding the beans. I'm trying keep the bitterness low. Any recommendations?

 
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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I put beans in near the end of the boil the one time I did it.
It was very bitter! Might have something to do with the amount of coffee and hops though.

I think the cold brewing would be more consistent though. I may try that next time.
With the overly bitter beer I got, time made it into an awesome beer.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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you will want to cold press the coffee, this will keep the bitterness to a minimum.

 
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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you will want to cold press the coffee, this will keep the bitterness to a minimum.
Doesn't it help get rid of the oils from the coffee also?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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I did a porter i added coffee too and cold brewed the coffee for 48 hrs, it came out very smooth and not bitter at all. I took a bottle to one of my home brew meetings and another guy brought a coffee stout that he added the coffee at 10 and it was bitter. he made the same recipe a few months later and cold brewed the coffee and the bitterness was not there..

 
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:57 PM   #6
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Nice. I think I'll cold brew it and put it in the secondary about a week before bottling.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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acid.....lactic.....coffee

 
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:29 AM   #8
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Nice. I think I'll cold brew it and put it in the secondary about a week before bottling.
I added mine at bottling no secondary, I just reread my post and realized I didn't say that.

 
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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planning to make a coffee cream stout and debating between cold brewing the coffee and then adding it to the secondary fermenter, or just adding the coffee grounds straight to it. which will produce a better tasting beer?

 
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #10
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I've never used coffee, but is be tempted to add a strong cold brewed coffee into the keg or bottling bucket. This way you can add a little at a time and not over do it.
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