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 Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Peace Coffee 2nd Crack Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1064
Total Time to Make4 weeks
Reviews
4.6 / 5.0
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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
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 N
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
Hello,

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 N
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
Awesome
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
Awesome
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
Awesome brew!
I made this and it turned out so well I bought it again! At first I was afraid that the amount of coffee supplied would provide an overwhelming coffee taste to the beer, but it fact it was just about right...I had a taste testing of 8 different brews and this one came in second place just behind the La Petite Orange Belgian Dubbel kit by NB!...Get this, you won't be disappointed.
January 1, 2016
My first crack at Coffee Crack
My girlfriend loves the dark coffee brews. I made this especially for her and she just loves it! As she headed out of my condo with her take home a 12 I said "honey you 2nd crack me up". She said she was glad my beer was better than my jokes. Yummy, dark, and rich in flavor. A good kit to try. Peace Out!
June 13, 2016
Q&A
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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.
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.
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 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.

Cheers,

Gabe
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

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