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Coffee Stout 2

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Coffee Stout 2

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Beer Style: Dry Stout (13A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Dry Stout


Yes, I have used coffee in stout, in amounts ranging from 1 to 8 ounces per 5 gallon batch. This was my latest effort (from my brewing log).

Comments: this produced an intensely bitter (which I like, but many don't) brew with a very subtle coffee flavor and aroma to it. I had considerable difficulty in siphoning the brew to the keg, which is still full of little bits of coffee grounds. The point at which coffee is added makes a *considerable* difference in the flavor; next time I go this route I may use the coffee as a "dry hopping" agent before a secondary ferment.


  • 6# Stone Mountain Brewery amber malt syrup
  • 3# Geordie light DME
  • 1# 10L crystal malt
  • 8 oz. chocolate malt
  • 2 oz. roasted barley
  • 8 oz. Italian espresso beans
  • 6 oz. Cascade hops (5.2% AA), bittering
  • 1 oz. Cascade hops, flvaoring and aroma
  • 15 g. Windsor dried ale yeast

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Ground speciality malts and steeped in 1 1/2 gal. cold water. Brought water up to temp and held at 150 - 160 deg F for 1/2 hour. Added extracts, brought to boil and added bittering hops. Boiled for 1 hour. Added 1/2 oz. hops and ground coffee 10 minutes before end of boil, added 1/2 oz hops at end of boil. OG 1.070. Kegged 18 January 1996; FG 1.034 (estimated alcohol, 5.9% abv). Tapped keg 25 February 1996.