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Wanted: Pizza Port Coffee Monster Imperial Porter Recipe

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Re: Wanted: Pizza Port Coffee Monster Imperial Porter Recipe

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:39 am
by Bokonon
ultravista wrote:Has anyone worked-up a clone yet?


I have a non-imperial version inspired by this beer/lecture in the fermenter right now. I scaled back the gravity to 1.065 and I'm going to hit it with the nibs/coffee in a few days. I'll report back how it turns out, but it has been a year and a half since I had the beer.

Re: Wanted: Pizza Port Coffee Monster Imperial Porter Recipe

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:02 pm
by ultravista
Bokonon - how much coffee and cacao nibs did you add and how did it turn out? Was it close to the real thing?

Would you mind posting the recipe?

Re: Wanted: Pizza Port Coffee Monster Imperial Porter Recipe

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:26 pm
by Bokonon
ultravista wrote:Bokonon - how much coffee and cacao nibs did you add and how did it turn out? Was it close to the real thing?

Would you mind posting the recipe?


I used 12 oz of coffee that a friend roasted for me, a blend of 3 different beans don't recall off hand what they were and 12oz of nibs. This was in a 12 gallon batch

It's basically carbonated coffee, a nice breakfast beer but way unbalanced. I cold steeped the dark grains and I should have just tossed them in the mash, I get a ton of coffee flavor/aroma but very little malt.

I'd say it was a good first attempt but needs some adjustment if/when I brew it. Definitely throw the dark grains in the mash and not cold steep them (or use significantly more than I did, I doubled what I normally would have put in a similar beer and that wasn't enough). I would knock the quantity of coffee back if I kept the gravity the same, or keep the same amount of coffee and kick the gravity up to 1.085ish.

I might end up brewing a porter/stout with no coffee and blending some of this in to make it more balanced.

Here is what I did for a 13 gal batch. I thought I had more chocolate malt in my inventory but I didn't so I used some of the other dark malts I had laying around.

22# pale malt
3# munich
2# Flaked barley
1# Crystal 15
1# Crystal 60

I cold steeped these (in the mash I'd cut them about in half and increase the base malt):
1.25# Chocolate malt
.75# Pale Chocolate malt
.75# Kilned coffee malt
.5# Black Patent
.25# Carafa III

2oz Galena 9% AA @ 60
2oz Fuggles 2.5% AA @ 45
2oz Fuggles 2.5% AA @ 30
2oz EKG 3.5% @ 15

Cold steeped in fermenter for 24 hours at end of fermentation
12oz Course ground coffee blend
12oz Cacoa nibs

Re: Wanted: Pizza Port Coffee Monster Imperial Porter Recipe

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:18 pm
by ultravista
Did you get any feedback from Jeff B. regarding the recipe formulation?

Do you happen to know Coffee Monster's starting gravity and IBU?

Re: Wanted: Pizza Port Coffee Monster Imperial Porter Recipe

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:46 pm
by Bokonon
ultravista wrote:Did you get any feedback from Jeff B. regarding the recipe formulation?

Do you happen to know Coffee Monster's starting gravity and IBU?


Nope I didn't ask him about it, next time I see him I'll try to remember to ask. IIRC it is supposed to be about 9% ABV so I'd say starting around 1.085-1.090 and finishing 1.015-1.018

Re: Wanted: Pizza Port Coffee Monster Imperial Porter Recipe

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 6:13 am
by ultravista
Hey brother, any updates for Coffee Monster? I know it's been a while ... fingers crossed!

Re: Wanted: Pizza Port Coffee Monster Imperial Porter Recipe

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:38 am
by ultravista
Any updates?

Re: Wanted: Pizza Port Coffee Monster Imperial Porter Recipe

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:41 pm
by bazookazilla
I would love an update as well.....just sayin'.... :jnj

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