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Offline dpevans

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Coffee IPA
« on: July 17, 2020, 08:44:03 PM »
Any thoughts on how to design a coffee IPA recipe without imparting the dark colors that coffee would likely add? I've had one in the past that was delicious and looked like a traditional IPA. After the recent issue of Zymurgy, I'd really like to give it a shot. Has anyone done this successfully?

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Re: Coffee IPA
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 09:50:35 PM »
I haven't done this myself, but I've read in several sources that if you steep whole beans in the fermenter (rather than ground beans) you will pick up flavor, but not color.

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Offline chezteth

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Re: Coffee IPA
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 10:00:03 PM »
My wife brewed a white stout that included coffee. She used 16 to 20oz of cold brewed coffee. The beer was still pale in color after the addition of the coffee.

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Re: Coffee IPA
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2020, 02:44:58 AM »
I haven't done this myself, but I've read in several sources that if you steep whole beans in the fermenter (rather than ground beans) you will pick up flavor, but not color.

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Re: Coffee IPA
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2020, 03:20:18 AM »
I've added a cup of strong cold brewed dark roast to a 5 gallon batch of pale ale and got a good amount of flavor and almost no color increase. The addition was at flame out.
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