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- Standing brave in the space of traditional porters, Koa Coconut Porter boldly flaunts a mighty dose of tropical coconut. Anchored by a sturdy Robust Porter, this beer demonstrates a valiant balancing act of prominent roast, slight caramel sweetness and a deft addition of toasted coconut to compose a deliciously complex ale. Pouring with assertive black color, Koa Coconut Porter's medium body supports a firm tan head with rich aromas of toasty malt, gallant roast, modest caramel sweetness and steadfast coconut.
- Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (American Porter base)
- Fermentation Range: 60 - 73F
- OG: 1.060
- SRM: 31
- IBUs: 35
- ABV: 6.0%
- Bready, toasty malt
- Medium bitterness, earthy and floral hop flavor
- Medium bodied
- Moderate roast and faint chocolate
- Prominent coconut flavor and aroma
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Koa Coconut Porter Extract Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1060 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 5.0 / 5.05 ReviewsKoa Great BrewThis is a good, rich, creamy brew. My wife is not a big beer drinker but likes this one & so do I.
Great suttle coconut flavor. Good mouth feel. Brewers Tip: We put the coconut into a bag before adding to secondary. Bottling was no problem. I think they should put that in the instructions
& add a extra bag. We will definitely be brewing this again!April 29, 2018Purchased
3 months agoBest Co-Po I've found!Followed recipe but bumped up coconut to 20 oz since that's what packages came out to. Was a bit of a mess in 2nd'ry but well worth it! Did a taste comparison against Maui's Coconut Hiwa (local beer store said this was Co-Po gold standard) and not even close. Maui is a solid porter with a slight sweetness that wasn't distinguishable as coconut while this has a great coconut nose and finish without being overpowering. Just trying to fend off the leaching friends that keep begging for it...April 7, 2018My Coconut PorterVery flavorful. Easy to follow instructions. Only one thing needs to be improved. A week before bottling it says to bake the coconut until brown, then pour directly into the beer. Unfortunately when mixing into bucket w/piming sugar, the spout clogged up. I am thinking that another steeping bag needs to be added to the instructions to eliminate this problem. Other than that it tastes very good. Would like some feedback from one of the pros . I do recommend it if one enjoys a beer w/flavor.March 24, 2018Purchased
2 months agoKoa Maker's TipThis is a good beer, but a real mess when it is time to rack. I recommend you secondary in a fermentation bucket and, when it's time to rack, drop a hop filter into the bucket and siphon out of the hop filter.February 19, 2018Purchased
4 months agoA perfect porter to sip by the fireplace on a cold eveningI wasn't sure about this at first,but I like coconut and wanted to give it a try. The only thing that threw me off was when I added the toasted coconut in the secondary. The next morning, there was a strange waxy cap floating on top. It ended up being some of the oils from the coconut. It was easy to remove. I kegged and forced carbonated. It has a very nice chocolate flavor and although you can taste the coconut, it is not overpowering. It's just the right blend of flavor.November 5, 2017
- Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 9 answersWill the coconut float or sink after the secondary fermentation, and should I use a strainer on my siphon?BEST ANSWER: It tends to do both sink and float. Cold crashing helps get all to settle to the bottom. Otherwise, some people do like to use a hop bag over the siphon to help strain.What is the difference in yeast options?BEST ANSWER: I used Wyeast 1056. I’ve used this same yeast in many other recipes, including IPA’s with excellent results. I didn’t used a starter and pitched the yeast at 62F and kept the temp under 65F for three days then allowed the temp to rise. My KOA coconut porter has been kegged and will be ready for drinking soon. I would definitely recommend Wyeast 1056.Has anyone tried adding the coconut at a different time then the second fermentation ?BEST ANSWER: I added the coconut to mine in the secondary fermenter. I figured it would give the beer the most coconut aroma and if you let it sit, more flavor. I would recommend using a large grain bag or something similar with some weight added to it to get the coconut down in the beer. If you don't it will just float up to the top and it's a pretty thick layer of coconut so the top of the layer will actually be above the beer.What all is included in this kit?BEST ANSWER: Malt grains, 3lbs of liquid dark malt, 3lb of Breiss dark malt, 1oz Perle hops, cherry flavoring. I ordered extra cherry flavoring. Don't forget yeast. They won't remind you.
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