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Offline Steve Ruch

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Coconut
« on: July 12, 2023, 02:50:41 pm »
I bought a coconut today to use in the batch of cider I started Sunday.
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Offline brewthru

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Re: Coconut
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2023, 03:02:51 pm »
Steve, how will you handle the oils, etc in a coconut? Toast the coconut?

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Re: Coconut
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2023, 09:25:09 am »
Steve, how will you handle the oils, etc in a coconut? Toast the coconut?
Last time I just tossed it in and didn't worry about it; I'm fine with no head in my cider.
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Re: Coconut
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2023, 11:35:28 am »
Yeah, head retention isn't usually a consideration in cider (there's not much protein in there to hold the bubbles together anyway...). 

Do you run into any staling issues with the added oil? Theoretically they could contribute.
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Re: Coconut
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2023, 08:49:38 am »
Yeah, head retention isn't usually a consideration in cider (there's not much protein in there to hold the bubbles together anyway...). 

Do you run into any staling issues with the added oil? Theoretically they could contribute.
I brew three gallon batches and have one a day with supper; it should be done before that's a problem. It hasn't been an issue in the past.
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Re: Coconut
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2023, 09:38:54 pm »
I use the unsweetened coconut from Whole Foods (6-8 oz I think). One bag is enough for 5 gallons of beer. Toss it in post fermentation and age a couple weeks. Yes, it will have a negative affect on head retention and lacing. But not as bad as you might think.

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Re: Coconut
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2023, 03:16:46 pm »
I got 7.6 ozs of raw coconut. I added it yesterday afternoon and it was burping through the airlock slowly this morning.
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Re: Coconut
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2023, 04:57:16 pm »
I love coconut flavoured stuff. I almost never do flavoured beers, but the first one I might do in a long time will probably be some kind of coconutty sweet and chocolatey thing. probably a combination of coconut tincture, artificial extract and pure (defatted ?? ) coconut added right in

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Re: Coconut
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2023, 01:16:40 pm »
Sounds VERY good! Mouth is drooling...

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Re: Coconut
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2023, 09:19:04 pm »
No coconut for me.

Offline Clint Yeastwood

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Re: Coconut
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2023, 03:39:23 pm »
I made a heavy ale with Sabro. Tastes like tropical fruit Lifesavers.
Go ahead. Make my IPA.

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Re: Coconut
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2023, 02:24:00 pm »
I made a heavy ale with Sabro. Tastes like tropical fruit Lifesavers.

Seems the heavy ale (Scotch Ale?) was wrong for the Sabro hops?