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Old 12-04-2008, 12:22 AM   #1
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Took a reading and a taste tonight. I was thrown off by how much coffee flavor/bitterness was in the 5 gallon batch. My intentions are to bottle this batch as SWMBO does not like stouts or coffee. Has anyone brewed this, it is the peace coffee from midwest extract, and will the time in the bottle help bring down the coffee bitterness. Don't get me wrong, I drink black coffee all the time, but still want to taste some beer in with it.
Found it after searching a little longer One month in the bottle took care of it. Sorry


 
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:31 AM   #2
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Yeah, aging it should bring down the bitterness some. I bottle my stouts with the intention of aging them, although I think that's just my way of compensating...
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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I've been wanting to experiment with some coffee. How much coffee did you use, and when did you add it? Did you grind the beans? If you were referencing a recipe in your post, I wasn't able to find it.

I found this recipe: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/mcau...-coffee-27958/ which actually uses some cold brewed coffee.

I've been roasting my own coffee beans with great success in a hot air popcorn popper (see my blog), so I've really been wanting to mix the two.

 
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:27 PM   #4
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I have always thoguht the cold coffee addition was the way to go. I have had these types of beers made this way and with soaking the grains in the boil/secondary, and by far the best tasting ones have been by using the cold coffee methods.

 
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:55 PM   #5
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i used Peace Coffee Java Stout w/ Munton's 6 gm dry yeast :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
peace coffe stout. I french pressed to coffee wishing I cold filtered it. Plan on putting the 5 gallons in bottles. I did upgrade the yeast.

 
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:40 PM   #6
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I put just 2oz of a chocolate-flavored coffe in my boil in the last 5 minutes, and my stout tastes like chocolate coffee with a little beer in it. I'm bottling some of it and pitching the rest. I figure I'll blend it in with some other beer if it doesn't tame down.

I've done a few sour fruit beers and this coffee beer in the last two months. I've got it about out of my system now, I'm going to make just beer for the foreseeable future. except for my orange peel wheat which is one of my house brews.

 
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:16 AM   #7
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I put just 2oz of a chocolate-flavored coffe in my boil in the last 5 minutes, and my stout tastes like chocolate coffee with a little beer in it. I'm bottling some of it and pitching the rest. I figure I'll blend it in with some other beer if it doesn't tame down.
Please let us know if the flavor changes.. I am considering a similar batch.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:37 AM   #8
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hey flyin lion is that a citabria in your avatar?
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:55 AM   #9
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hey flyin lion is that a citabria in your avatar?
Bellanca Scout, very similar to a citabria, but non-aerobatic. It's a work horse used for towing banners, sailplanes and such.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:09 PM   #10
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just brewed a coffee porter. two things- i added one pint of the strongest coffee i could brew at room temp to the botteling bucket. and i would suggest using DECAF coffee. I had four 22oz's on monday night, caught a good buzz but couldn't fall asleep!!

 
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