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8 months 2 weeks ago - 8 months 2 weeks ago #3367 by MTbottle
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I'm fixing to make a stout soon, and I'd like to get some opinions on the amount of coffee to add after the boil. I have a gallon of coffee that I froze for just this purpose, and I went online to see how much brewed coffee others are using in their recipes. The results are not a very good average - all the way from 4 ounces to 1 1/2 qts ( 1 1/2 liters is close enough for me). I'd like to hear from others who have made coffee stouts that were spot on for them as far as the amount of brewed coffee they used.
The coffee that I've frozen is from a restaurant here where I live, and is, by itself a pretty 'stout' cuppa java, so that might affect your answers/opinions. I love strong, bitter coffee, so don't think you will be offending me if you tell me that I should avoid making a 'coffee-forward' beer, as a matter of fact I'd like strong coffee to be the main flavor, rather than worrying about 'maltiness' or 'mouthfeel' or something else.
NOTE: I may not get back to you right away, I've got a lot of honey-do's to take care of.

Any opinions/advice is welcomed,
Thanks,
MTbottle
Last edit: 8 months 2 weeks ago by MTbottle. Reason: FFE's

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8 months 2 weeks ago #3368 by Gash
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Can't say I'm much help I havent used coffee in a beer, I've read a lot, and have many recipe examples. Only advice I would give is maybe test, pour a glass and add drops or teaspoons till it gets the right taste your after and calculate it out. If it was me I'd do that before the ferment was finished to hopefully get rid of any oxidation that may happen, but being a big roasty beer oxidation may not be that apparent. and far enough into ferment so the sweetness of the wort doesnt skew things. You could always just have a play in a commercial stout or one of your other brews.
Really hard to say how much to add and so many ways to do it. You've probably seen something like this? byo.com/article/brewing-with-coffee/

Cheers mate!

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8 months 2 weeks ago #3369 by MTbottle
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Thanks for the linky! I made a couple of chocolate mochas, but the coffee didn't come through - probably becuz I really like chocolate, and 'may' have added a little bit heavy on the choco?

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8 months 1 week ago #3372 by Gash
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Thats possible i guess! Sorry mate went away with the family for a week. Cheers!
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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Sat 16 Mar - 18:47

Thanks Australia and around the world for your support.

cliveinthemiddle - Tue 19 Feb - 22:32

Cheers Finnroo

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Tue 19 Feb - 06:41

Yes just stick to your plan. The airlock is not always an indication of whats going on, cheers :)

cliveinthemiddle - Mon 18 Feb - 20:49

Hi again, my NEIPA started fermenting sturday night, has been bubbling madly since. However I have just checked it (Monday night) and it has stopped bubbling. I was going to dry hop day 4/7 - should I still stick to plan?cheers, Rob

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Mon 18 Feb - 18:05

My experience is it produces a fuller bodied beer with a higher FG.Attenuation being 70 to 75% Cheers

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