St Peters Cream Stout

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  1. Nov 8, 2018 #1

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    Normally a Coopers stout person, but thought I would try a different one.
    Followed instructions with these additions.
    Added 100g ground coffee brewed with 2 L of very hot but not boiling water.
    Added 500g light spray malt
    Fermented @ 20L with S-04 yeast @ 18C for 14 days
    Bottle carbonated with 124g soft brown sugar @ 18C for 10 days
    Conditioned 1 month @ 8C
    Taste test: Coffee came through followed by chocolate and then a creamy taste on the lips to finish. This is better than any other stout I have brewed, it can only get better with time.
     
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  2. Nov 8, 2018 #2

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    Sounds spiffing! Pity it won't last til Christmas.
    :laugh8::laugh8::laugh8:
     
  3. Nov 23, 2018 #3

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    I don’t normally drink darker beers but you’ve really whetted my appetite with that! In particular, I love coffee flavours.

    Can I just ask - I assume you added the light spray malt at the start of the process in place of sugar? Did you also add the coffee then or later on? Did you use an ordinary instant coffee or higher quality ground beans?
     
  4. Nov 23, 2018 #4

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    set this one off nearly 2 weeks ago following halfpints recipe I used filter coffee I put everything in at the start og was 1050 now at 1011 going into secondary on Sunday ( day 14 )if still at 1011 ready for bottling wed / Thursday
     
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    Let us know how it turns out!
     
  6. Nov 24, 2018 #6

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    This kit does not require the adding of sugar, I added the spray malt to give it a better body. Everything went in at the start, and I used fresh ground beans from my grinder. Just make sure not to use boiling water to make up the coffee.
     
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  7. Oct 4, 2019 #7

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    Bottled my cream stout last night, following halfpint's recipe to the letter (apart from the yeast which I forgot to get, so used the kit yeast).

    Smelled wonderful and tasted even better - lovely, dark malt with a subtle hit of coffee. If it tastes that good now, I can't wait to try it after secondary fermentation and then conditioning. Hopefully, it should be perfect for Christmas.

    Thanks again for posting the details.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2019 #8

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    Tried the first pint of my stout tonight. As mentioned above, I followed halfpint’s recipe to the letter.

    The big disappointment is that I’m not getting any coffee flavour at all. However, if I leave that aside, it’s a really nice pint. Maybe slightly over-carbed, but tastes really clean and malty with a nice bitter after taste. Not the remotest hint of twang!

    Will try this again sometime, but I would add more coffee. Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to cold, dark January nights with my stout by my side. Happy Christmas, everyone.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2020 #9

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    Well, here I am just over a month later, watching the football with a pint of my Cream Stout. It’s amazing how these beers mature in the bottle. It’s now a lovely, smooth malty stout, with a very definite finish of... coffee!! (See my post above).

    This is a cracking pint and one I’ll definitely do again.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2020 #10

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    Had a couple of them yesterday, been in the bottle a couple of months. A decent pint.
     

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