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Peace Coffee 2nd Crack Stout Extract Kit w/ Steeping Grains


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When we set out to create a rich new coffee stout recipe, we knew that good-to-the-last-drop just wouldn’t cut it. Our recipe had to be nothing less than great—from perfect pour down to that last “damn fine” drop. Fortunately, we found a partner as fanatical about great brews as we are…and in our own backyard!

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Peace Coffee 2nd Crack Stout Extract Kit w/ Steeping Grains (Beer Kits)

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The revolutionary roasters at Peace Coffee travel the world seeking out the finest small-scale coffee farmers, then roast the beans to perfection and deliver them by bicycle all over the Twin Cities. What makes us love them so? Is it their premium organic beans? Their obsessive commitment to quality? The complex flavors and aromas of their coffee?

It was love at first whiff. With roasters and brewers united, we crafted a sturdy stout fortified with a blend of light and dark roast coffees from both hemispheres. Smoky and sweet, but packing a powerful punch and just the right balance of rich malt, berry and bittersweet cocoa. Sure, you could brew with any old cuppa joe. Just like you could drink any old beer. But you’re not here to settle, and neither are we. So give Peace a chance and taste for yourself what all the buzz is about!

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Peace Coffee 2nd Crack Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style USA
Original Gravity 1064
Total Time to Make 4 weeks
4.4 / 5.0
64 Reviews
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Perfect Coffee Stout!
I brewed the extract kit and have had excellent results. For the water, I used 6 gallons distilled water and Accumash (SRM>28, 1.050 – 1.060 OG, Finish: Malty). I added 1 lb of lactose to the boil for mouth feel and sweetness. The coffee came as whole beans. Since I didn't have a coffee grinder, I just put them in a plastic bag and cracked them with a rolling pin - perfect. I also added 4 oz Ghana Cacao Nibs to the secondary (Soaked in 4 oz of vodka for about 5 days. The nibs absorbed all of the vodka so there was no free liquid - just what I was aiming for.) After 3 weeks in the bottle, the results are just what I wanted - hints of coffee and chocolate, neither overpowering the other. A very tasty stout!
April 4, 2016
best I have brewed ye
September 30, 2015
Very Popular
I decided to cold brew the coffee and add it after the boil. Tried the first bottle after two weeks and it was very good. After 4-5 weeks in the bottle though, it was fantastic. It has been the favorite of my friends and family so far out of about 10 brews.
March 24, 2016
Great Winter Breakfast Kit
A friend has been brewing the "peace coffee porter stout" kit for a while. I thought I would give this new version a spin. In a word, sublime...A nice brew to enjoy on a Sunday morning with some eggs and bacon...then for lunch...and dinner...and...
January 10, 2014
Fun recipe
I just brewed this beer and it was a very fun recipe. I did this with a brewing newbie and I think it was a great one to show them. The addition of the coffee grounds was a nice addition. Although the instruction do not call for it, I transferred to a secondary fermentation in order to help clean up the beer. There is more sludge than usual with the coffee grounds. The beer is currently in the secondary and I can't wait to try it!!
October 9, 2013
This was my first attempt at home teeing beer. The instructions were crystal clear and the batch came out perfect.
September 30, 2015
Great beer
Great beer, second brew of this. Conditioning for the super bowl
October 11, 2016
Crack Stout
Kegged this stout and way too much of a bitter coffee taste. Over powered the beer and had no balence.
October 13, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
I'm sorry to hear you were dissatisfied with the kit. Since it doesn't sound like you'd be interested in a replacement we'd be happy to send you an email gift card for the cost of the kit. If that interests you I encourage you to give us a call or shoot us an email with your order number so we can take care of that for you.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
An Uninspired Beer
I give this beer 1.5 out of 5 stars. The coffee flavor is overwhelming and the underlying flavours are tepid and flat. Not an inspired (or inspiring) beer.
April 5, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer

Thanks for filling out a review. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy this recipe. We do guarantee our kits, so please contact us directly if you would like to submit a claim under the kit guarantee.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Great beer
My second beer kit. Left out the coffee beans from the boil, added my own 6oz dark roast Sumatra to secondary along with 8oz of roasted cocoa nibs. Nic e chocolate flavor up front, finishes with a nice roasted coffee flavor in the end. I would do this again!
December 1, 2016
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The instructions simply discuss fermentation in primary for 2 weeks. Is it not required/recommended to transfer to secondary for an additional period of time?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, is not necessary to transfer.... You can add the coffee in the primary and bottle as your schedule allows...
When following the directions exactly does steeping the coffee grounds mean adding them directly to the wort in which they will remain in the beer throughout fermentation or should they be steeped in cheese cloth and removed after the 20 minute steeping period?
A shopper on Feb 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: What is your coffee preference? You control it here. Pull out for a tone. Or Leave In for dominance
What is the advantage of more expensive yeast options?
A shopper on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The answers to this question are many, and could be very lengthy and technical. But in short, from my home brewing experiences, the short answer is: a higher quality and all around better tasting home brew! If you use the correct yeast for your brew, and most importantly control the fermentation temperature for that particular yeast strain throughout the ferment, you will no doubt end up with a cleaner tasting brew. I think you'll find you lessen your chances of having off flavors if you use a high quality liquid yeast. I think the liquid yeasts give you a better more healthy yeast to start with, and the strains offered are more numerous than the dry yeasts. I always went as cheap as I could on all ingredients when I started home brewing, and I can tell you my brews improved when I started using some better ingredients, especially the yeasts. And like I mentioned, try to control the ferment temps as much as possible, for the particular yeast strain, you will be amazed at the difference in you beer!
Does this kit come with bottle caps?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Nope, none of the Northern Brewer kits come with them. They are available on this site though, and if you are getting a kit get the caps at the same time to take advantage of the flat rate shipping.
How strong is coffee stout?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My brew was 1.062 post boil - at bottle it was 1.014 which is a tad bit high for bottling but considering it was a coffee ale i thought the sweeter flavor would do it justice. Turned out great. Simple brew, great coffee flavor.
I'm deploying for 4 months, is this something I could 2nd rack for that long?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. As long as it's in glass and in a cool dark place. I wouldn't leave it on coffee that long or the flavor may overpower everything else. If you have anyone that can check and make sure your airlock doesn't dry out that would be good as well. And finally and most importantly, thank you for your service!!
After two weeks in bottles beer still flat why do you think?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hard to say - but assuming you added enough priming sugar, it could just require more time. Usually 2 week is enough to see some carbonation, but it can take longer before reaching optimal levels, in my experience. I'd give it another 10 days and see.
I'm worried I made a mistake. When I read "steep the coffee for 20 minutes" I assumed that meant hold the temp high for that long then chill -- but keep the coffee grounds in. Are you supposed to remove the coffee grounds completely after 20 minutes? I can't get yeast to get started and I'm worried maybe I wasn't supposed to leave the grounds in and now maybe the wort is too acidic or something. I've tried a safale-04 and wyeast London esb. Both showed no sign of primary fermentation. I at least know the wyeast was alive in the pack after smacking, but no luck in the wort.
T G on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The main effect from coffe being in the wort is going to be how strong the coffee flavor is. I use a steeping bag, and steep for the roughly 10-12 minutes it takes me to chill then pull them out/leave behind when transferring, to get a milder coffee flavor. Each ferment is different and is active yeast are added to that wort, it will ferment. I would recommend checking it with a hydrometer. I all but guarantee it has fermented if at the right temperature. Cheers!
What is the expected Final Gravity for the brew?
C H on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When I made it recently it came out at 1.017. On most beers, anything below 1.020 is what we call a complete fermentation. This one should be 1.015-1.019 based on attenuation.
what is the special equipment needed?
A C on Dec 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you have the equipment for brewing a 5 gallon extract kit with a secondary fermentation, then you should have everything you need to brew this recipe.


Has anyone ever left out the coffee all together?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I've used the base of the kit for bourbon stouts. It works well and I think it would be good stand alone as well
Can i do a full boil without having to change the recipe?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2017

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