• HEISCHMAN
    HEISCHMANHome Brew Group: So I am think of my next batch.  I know these are out of season but what the hell I am the brewer!  Still thinking of a pumpkin, but now I am thinking of a coffee stout.  I have this great coffee that is flavored with orange, chocolate and cognac.  I was ...  more
    • January 27, 2012
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      Mark Age that stout in a cognac barrel!
      • January 27, 2012
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      Mark I was reading about brewing coffee beers the other day. Let me see if I can find the thread. I think I found it while I was looking for a W-n-B clone recipe.
      • January 27, 2012
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      Mark Here is what was said, "I've had the best luck adding coarse cracked beans to the secondary for 12-24 hours right before bottling. Cold extract works, but you'd need more than 30 minutes in my experience. Adding coffee on the cold side gives you great aro...  more
      • January 27, 2012
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      HEISCHMAN I am just worried about the oils as these beans are flavored with extracts they are very oily
      • January 27, 2012
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      Mark That is why they say to cold brew it if you want to actually brew the coffee. Steep the beans in tap water for a day or two in the fridge, stirring them occasionally.
      • January 27, 2012
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      BrewWitch A little late to the party, but I and other friends use the cold brew method for getting coffee into beer. My latest was a coffee infused red ale... The Red Express. Not sure how a 'flavored' coffee would work (as you mentioned, the oils) but you could ...  more
    • HEISCHMAN
      HEISCHMAN I added some of the beans crushed to the end of the boil, then fermented 2 weeks. I also cold brewed the coffee over night, then let the coffee sit in a gravy separator for a few hours to remove the oils. I then racked the beer in to fermentor #2 on top o...  more
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      HEISCHMAN I am thinking of letting this one sit for another week in the secondary. 3 weeks total. OH and an update on this brew, I went with a brown ale instead of the stout. Wanted the coffee to really stand out.