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Offline deepsouth

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possibly a coffee porter
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:45:08 PM »
i'm going to brew this beer hopefully in the very near future (within the next couple weeks).  it's going to be a porter (crossing fingers) and probably/possibly a coffee porter.   the idea is to primary it and then pull a glass off when i transfer to secondary and add brewed coffee to it until it's "right" (if i can get there from here) and then add accordingly and bottle after the fourth week.

here is what i'm thinking.  i bought all the extra light dme i could find and had to buy a bag of dark to get the gravity to where i wanted it.

6 lbs extra light dme
3 lbs dark dme

steeping grains...
.13 lbs carafa iii
.03 lbs black patent
.03 lbs de-bittered black
.5 lbs crystal 60
.13 lbs biscuit
.19 lbs special roast

(1.01 lbs total grain)

1 oz kent goldings @ 60
1 oz palisades @ 60
1 oz kent goldings @ 30
1 oz kent goldings @ 0
1 oz kent goldings (dry hop, the last week of secondary)

2 packages of safale us-05

estimates....
og 1.082
fg 1.017
color 23 deg. L
45 IBU


this will be my first porter and i really want it to be a coffee porter.
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Re: possibly a coffee porter
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 09:49:05 PM »
Looking at the grains you picked I think I would do it very differently.  Not knowing what's in the dark DME doesn't help, but I would go with 1/2 pound of black patent, the crystal 60 and maybe .25 pounds of special roast.
For hops it depends on whether you want an American style or British porter.  British porters are not very hoppy (relative to American porters) so I use Goldings at 60 minutes and 20 minutes, especially if you want to add coffee.  You really don't want too much going on in your beer if it's gonna work as a coffee porter.
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Re: possibly a coffee porter
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 09:59:53 PM »
I'd bump up the black patent too, at the very least.
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Re: possibly a coffee porter
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 04:47:39 AM »
I'd recommend cold brewing the coffee you add to the beer.
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Re: possibly a coffee porter
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 05:35:54 AM »
i didn't want to buy the dark lme, but it was my only choice.  i'll kick up the black malt and cold brew the coffee.

thanks guys.
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Re: possibly a coffee porter
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 07:32:26 AM »

6 lbs extra light dme
3 lbs dark dme

steeping grains...
.13 lbs carafa iii
.13 lbs black patent
.13 lbs de-bittered black
.5 lbs crystal 60
.13 lbs biscuit
.19 lbs special roast

(1.01 lbs total grain)

1 oz palisades @ 60
1 oz kent goldings @ 20
1 oz kent goldings @ 0
1 oz kent goldings (dry hop, the last week of secondary)

2 packages of safale us-05

estimates....
og 1.083
fg 1.017
color 28 deg. L
30 IBU




adjusted the recipe.  if i go with anymore black malts, it looks like i'll have an imperial stout.
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Re: possibly a coffee porter
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 08:45:39 PM »
going to use safale s-04 in this instead of 05...
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Re: possibly a coffee porter
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 07:15:24 PM »
Try a bit of Coffee Kiln Malt. I put a small amount in a Baltic Porter that came out nice.
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Re: possibly a coffee porter
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 05:00:04 PM »
this is where it ended up.....  i cold brewed (36 hours) about 5.5 cups of water with about 7 ounces of coarsely crushed super fresh mockhorn island shade tree coffee, bird friendly and whatnot, etc...  yield was 32 ounces of pure coffee goodness.  total yield was just under 5 gallons after losing over a gallon through the blow-off tube.  ran some samples yesterday with the coffee and i have high expectations.  the og was 1.082 and it finished at 1.021.  8.2% abv, 32 ibu

hops.....

1 oz. palisades (8.3%a, pellet) @ 60
1 oz. kent goldings (5.5%a, pellet) @ 30
1 oz. kent goldings (5%a, pellet) @ 0

grains.....

.13 lbs carafa iii
.25 lbs black patent
.5 lbs crystal 60
.19 lbs biscuit
.19 lbs special roast
.19 lbs special b
.13 lbs caramunich

extract.....

6 lbs extra light dme
3 lbs dark dme

yeast

safale s-04 (x2)
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Re: possibly a coffee porter
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 05:03:48 PM »
Try a bit of Coffee Kiln Malt. I put a small amount in a Baltic Porter that came out nice.

saw this late.  i'll look for this for next time .  sounds interesting. 
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