Author Topic: Is there a way for me to add coffee to my stout after it's been kegged?  (Read 394 times)

Offline bustyraker

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I made my first home brew a few months ago and didn't use any campden tablets for my tap water and ended up with a fairly strong off flavor. Other than that it's pretty good. I've read about someone else put some coffee into their keg to help cover up the bad flavor. How can I go about doing This? Can I just grind up some coffee and toss it in with a muslin bag?
I brewed a hefe a few weeks ago and it turned out fantastic, I used ro water and campden tablets so I'm sure that's what messed up my first brew.

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I recently added 1.5oz dark roast coffee whole beans to five gallons of a porter that was kind of meh.  It is now a very nice coffee beer.
I don’t know if it will cover up phenolic flavors, but it probably won’t hurt either.
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I recently added 1.5oz dark roast coffee whole beans to five gallons of a porter that was kind of meh.  It is now a very nice coffee beer.
I don’t know if it will cover up phenolic flavors, but it probably won’t hurt either.
How long did it take for you to notice the coffee flavor?

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I recently added 1.5oz dark roast coffee whole beans to five gallons of a porter that was kind of meh.  It is now a very nice coffee beer.
I don’t know if it will cover up phenolic flavors, but it probably won’t hurt either.
How long did it take for you to notice the coffee flavor?

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I left it in for about five days and was happy.
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
Homebrewing since 1990
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BJCP judge since 1995

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Fastest method is to add cold brew. Just buy a bottle from the store and add to suit your tastes. Try small amounts in a glass first and scale up

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My usual method is to add brewed coffee to taste after fermentation, so no problem adding it to the keg.
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Offline bob.wilson77

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Cold brew is the way to go.

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