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Coffee and Lactose Additions - Process Critique

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by FeDUBBELFIST, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. FeDUBBELFIST

    FeDUBBELFIST Oct 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I have a 1.054 stout that will be transfered to the bottling bucket in the near future (FG 1.016) - and I would like to add coffee and lactose. I am shooting for a pronounced coffee flavor and a very creamy mouthfeel.

    Coffee:
    - Boil and cool 8oz of water
    - Coarsely grind 3oz of medium roast coffee beans
    - Add to water and cold steep for 24 hours
    - Add to bottling bucket

    Lactose:
    - Boil 3 cups of water
    - Add 1# of lactose and priming sugar
    - Add to bottling bucket

    If you have any suggestions for the processes and quantities above, I would love to hear them. Thanks all.
     
  2. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior May 21, 2010 Texas

    I have done cold steeping once with coffee, essentially like you are doing it, only I added to secondary. Should be about the same though, but don't forget some sort of sanitized filtering mechanism when you pour the coffee.

    Can't comment on doing lactose that way, don't know.
     
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