Thong Song - Kyuss
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Well, I emailed Bell's for some insight....They did me a solid with some nice information.This was their reply....
Hi Frank. Sorry for the delay getting back to you on this. Here’s what I can tell you: the mix of coffee comes from Water Street Coffee, but is pretty tight lipped. I would make at least part of the blend a pretty aggressive flavored coffee. I would crush the beans and add around ½ lb. to a 5 gallon batch after primary fermentation subsides (maybe in a secondary).
As far as the recipe goes, I’d put together a nice stout with plenty of chocolate malt, maybe half of that amount roasted barley, and about half that amount black malt. Give it some good body with some munich and flaked malts as well as a bit of medium crystal (60L ish). Shoot for a gravity of 1.075 or so. Hops are just enough to balance sweetness. Something neutral. A neutral yeast as well.
I hope that helps.
I'm thinking about doing a 15 minute APA I saw on Basic Brewing Video. I'm going to be busy this weekend and I haven't done an extract batch since going all-grain about seven months ago. Should be a fun experiment and a quick way to get five gallons of beer. It also means less time brewing in the snow.
A dark huskless malt (Midnight wheat, Carafa special) is probably the best choice. I just gave cold-steeping a try for my recent Alt and I'm impressed by how much smoother it is than even just capping the mash. I can barely detect any flavor from the Carafa in this Alt, but I got noticible roastiness in a recent amber from capping the mash with an ounce of Carafa III.
Is there an online resource that describes this process?