Peace Coffee Java Stout
A great java stout demands a great coffee, and this one’s got it, straight from the Minneapolis micro-roastery Peace Coffee (www.peacecoffee.com), whose shade-grown organic coffee beans make some of the best coffee we’ve tasted! We partnered with Peace Coffee to create this velvety, caffeinated brew, both coffee and beer drinkers will deeply appreciate. The roasted goodness of coffee beans along with a finely-crafted beer, what could be better?
- Deep brown/black color
- Balanced to combine with roasted flavor of coffee
- Includes whole bean Peruvian Full City Roast (4 oz.) that can be percolated or cold pressed to add to the secondary fermenter
- Ingredients include: 6 lb. Dark liquid malt extract, 8 oz. Chocolate Malt, 4 oz. Flaked Barley, 4 oz. Caramel 60L, 4 oz. Roasted Barley specialty grains, 1 oz. Challenger hops, 1 oz. Tettnang pellet hops, priming sugar and muslin bag
- Deep brown/black color
- Details & Instructions
4.8 / 5.082 Reviewsjava stoutHey, I;m a coffee nut, so why not make a coffee beer?! Java stout is rich in coffee flavor. Full bodied and not for the beginner at drinking. Goes great with steaks!August 29, 2013What a great comboJust tapped into my first one after my 2+2+2=6 weeks method. It's a very nice beer. After 6 weeks the coffee after taste is coming off just a bit bitter, but its a very strong flavored stout. When this one was in secondary, my beer room in the basement smelled like coffee the whole time! I think at the 8 week mark it will be perfect. What a nice kit, easy to follow as my 4th attempt at the home brewing experience._x000D_September 21, 2013great beer can't wait to brew it againThe beer turned out great, I like the strong coffee flavor and I'm really happy with the way it conditioned in my keg. Next time around I think I'll do a few small 1 gallon batches with different kinds of coffee. Really happy with this kit, one of my favorites.December 30, 2013Recipe Needs ModificationWhen I drank the first bottle I thought the coffee flavor was way too strong. Maybe I screwed up and left the coffee beans in too long but either way I was not a fan. BUT, I added some Kahlua to the beer and it became phenomenal. I might brew this one again but I will add some Kahlua to the secondary fermenter.January 13, 2014Fun beer to augmentI've used this kit twice and like to play around with the recipe. For those looking for a milder coffee flavor, try adding the coffee beans (course grind) during the steeping process, then when you rack to the secondary give it a taste, if you feel it needs more, brew a strong pot per the instructions and add to the secondary. This last time I also added vanilla bean and cocoa nibs to the secondary to make it a mocha stout. The cocoa flavor wasn't as prevalent as I'd hoped so will need to play around with that some more, but overall it's a good hearty stout.January 23, 2014Very Nice BrewThis beer is excellent. A nice dark stout that gets darker with the addition of the fine coffee. I highly recommend this recipe.October 26, 2009My favorite homebrew ever!This beer is absolutely magic! I brewed mine in march, let it bottle-condition a month or so, and have loved every single one i've had the pleasure of drinking! A great beer for a chilly afternoon, a great breakfast beer, just an all-around pleasure. The coffee addition works great in the recipe, and i will be brewing this kit again very soon!November 7, 2009Okay, butI cold-steeped my beans overnight in 48 oz. water. The coffee is a little too intense. next time I will probably use 1/2 the beans. I like COFFEE in my stout, but this turned-out to be a COOOFFFFEEEEE!!!!! stout.December 7, 2009If you like beer...and you like coffee, this is worth a try.This is a great beer. The java is a nice touch. I like coffee so this one is excellent. Very smooth and consistent flavor through the batch. It took about 6 weeks after kegging to "mature" and have the best flavor. My buddy and I each bought this kit and I brewed my coffee through a French press and he did a drip in a coffee maker. It actually produced slightly different results given all other parameters were the same including recipe, rack time, and yeast strain. This is also one of my favorites. I will be ordering this again.April 3, 2014An absolutely amazing brew!We've brewed 19 batches of Midwest's beers and this is by far the best. Two quotes worth noting..._x000D_"We should start adding coffee to all of the beers we brew."_x000D_"It's like drinking coffee...and then you're drunk!"December 22, 2009
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 5 answersDoes the box come with instructions or just ingredients? I've just started home brewing and I'm far from a pro.BEST ANSWER: Every Kit from Midwest Supplies comes with instructions. You can also print them off the site. The review section is also a great resource. The reviewers often offer up tips and tweaks for each kit.2 quick questions: they provide 1oz of Challenger hops, but the recipe only calls for 0.5oz, what do you suggest. The other is; should I add the coffee before or after racking to secondary?BEST ANSWER: I would only use the recommended .5oz. of Challenger. Keep the other half oz for another brew -- seal it up and put it in the freezer. I added the coffee after racking to the secondary -- but not immediately. I let the secondary go for a few days, and then brewed the coffee, let it cool to room temp, and added it to the carboy. Use a carboy that is big enough to accept the additional liquid if you do it this way!. I fermented for a few days longer and it turned out great. Alternatively, you could add the coffee right before bottling or kegging when fermentation is completed.