My Founders Breakfast Stout Clone(ish), Extract

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I brewed one of the "kits" from Brewmaster's warehouse this week. The FBS extract clone, but with some additions. This is my first time posting a recipe...

Extract, 30 min steep at 156, 60 minute boil.
5 gallons

Briess Golden Light Liquid Extract 6 lbs, 0 oz
Briess Golden Light Dry Extract 3 lbs, 0 oz
Briess Flaked Oats 1 lbs, 0 oz
Crisp Chocolate Malt 1 lbs, 0 oz
Crisp Roasted Barley 0 lbs, 12 oz
Briess 2 Row Caramel 120 0 lbs, 8 oz
De-Bittered Black 0 lbs, 8 oz
Nugget Pellets .5 oz @ 60 mins
Williamette Pellets .5 oz @ 30 mins
Williamette Pellets .5 oz @ 0 mins
Wyeast Labs Beer Yeast Nutrient 1 ea
Whirlfloc Tablets 1 ea

2 oz Kona Course Ground at flameout
1 Oz Espresso Beans at flame out
3 oz Cocoa Powder at flame out(slurry)
4 grams Caffeine Powder. This will give roughly 80 mg/12 oz bottle. (a 12 oz Mt Dew has 54 mg, a redbull around 80. WITH the coffee, I expect right around 100 mg/12 oz).

Wyeast Labs American Ale

OG was 1.080 Expect a FG of 1.022, I think? Predicted ABV of 7.7%.

This is my first time using these hops, much less aroma than I am use to. The caffeine powder is VERY bitter. Like a tablet of aspirin. I don't think you will notice it in the 5 gallons of beer, though.

At 8 hours was fermenting like crazy.
 
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Fermentation is still going nuts. Has anyone else tried any caffeinated beers(other than Sparks or Four Loko....)
 
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SO no one has done any caffeinated brews, eh?
 
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So I transferred this to secondary last week and well... It is VERY coffee flavored. It seems I either ground to fine or messed up measuring. It is all coffee....

Is there anything I can do to subdue this? I racked off the coffee, and am considering oak, dry hopping, or even cocoa or something along those lines..... I'm not sure what to do.

it is drinkable, and is certainly a 1 beer and move on drink. Just want to see if it can be thinned out a bit.
 

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Can't comment on adding caffeine powder.

I've made the BYO clone of Breakfast Stout before. I can say that the coffee flavor was really strong initially but then tapered off over time. I think it peaked right around 4 or 5 months with the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate. However, it was still really good initially, the coffee wasn't overbearing just more forward.

I'd recommend just forgetting about it for a few months. It should be great just in time for the cooler stout weather.
 
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The caffeine powder seems to have no taste impact at this size. Pure it was bitter as ****. Not that I've actually tasted ****.

I'll let it age in secondary for a few months and reassess.

Whats funny is up until this year I basically drank stouts and other darker beers year round. I started getting into homebrewing and did a saison and now I can't stomach a heavy beer in the summer....
 
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