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Hi All Fellow Brewers,

                                     I have been brewing for a number of years and have always used the KISS (method ie Keep it simple ect,) how ever recently 

                                     I have been putting Nescafe instant coffee in the Wort of Coppers Dark Ale , I have also used Cocco as well though I have only roughly 

                                     Mesured  the quanity  of each , I have started using light dry Malt Coopers as well also either brewing enhancher 3 and B,E,3 or plain white sugar .

                                   I recently mixed Maconna  Caramel and Nes cafe  together but did not like it that much and have been mixing either lemonade and more recently 

                                  Coopers Commercial stout like a Back and Tan which to me gives it a nice taste.

                                  Interested to know if any one else has done similar methods ,  Or any  other simple recipes that I could try my usual brew is the Daker Ales.

                                  Kayak Phil.

                                    

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7 minutes ago, kayak phil said:

Interested to know if any one else has done similar methods ,  Or any  other simple recipes that I could try my usual brew is the Daker Ales.

I made a Coopers Stout & Dark Ale stout and added 100g fresh ground coffee beans with a dessertspoon of vanilla extract as a 'dry hop' - did it day 4 and FG was day 7. Worked very well but next time I will do 75g of the beans and make the vanilla a tablespoon. The vanilla kinda gets lost in the coffee - also some others who have tried it thought the coffee too strong. But to me it's a very nice drop indeed.

I'm not a fan of instant coffee so I have no idea what that would do to a stout or dark beer. I haven't used any of the BE's since I discovered LDME and I normally use raw sugar instead of white. The sugar goes into a yeast starter rather than added to the wort. So usually 200g - 300g in 3 litres water, then pitch the yeast, wait a couple of hours (usually as I am preparing the rest) then pitch the lot into the FV.

Some guys on here swear by LME instead of LDME and I intend to try 2 brew experiment where the 2 are the same except for that ingredient and see - I've been using LME but it's hard to tell if it is better when each brew is different.

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Cold steep freshly ground coffee overnight and add the liquid to the FV (after straining the coffee).

It would go well in the dark ale or stout.

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Lemonade, Moccona caramel, nescafe instant...

WOW, I thought I tried some different things in my beer.

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