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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 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
4.5 / 5.0
69 Reviews
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Awesome Coffee Stout
I'm totally going to brew this again. At bottling I opted for the fizzy tabs instead of the typical corn sugar and a small percentage of the batch was a bit flat; however, the rest was perfect and carbonation only got better with age. I received a lot of complements on this brew and the two cases disappeared fast due to a lot of sharing. I have two bottles left from this Oct-2017 batch and cannot wait to see how they taste at 6months and 12months out. I highly recommend this kit.
February 25, 2018
6 months ago
great smooth stout with broad appeal
great smooth stout with broad appeal. Nicely balanced. I recoomend.
February 21, 2018
5 months ago
First Kit coming back
Right now it is conditioning in the bottles, but had to try it on bottling day and I must say it was already good. Can't wait to crack that first bottle after it is ready to go.
January 31, 2018
4 months ago
Love Peace Coffee
Made this several times. Disappears very quickly. My wife & I both love the coffee. Last time we followed the receipt but then brewed a pot of strong coffe & added. Delicious!
About to make our 7 th batch.
October 12, 2017
9 months ago
Waiting Impatiently!
Looks and smells amazing! This brew gets bottled this weekend to make room for the next brew. This one goes to the beach in a few weeks to share!
September 28, 2017
7 months ago
Underwhelming coffee flavor
I brewed this kit exactly according to instructions and hit the gravity right on the mark but was disappointed by the overall taste. Coffee taste is very muted and I can barely taste it and the stout has a very thin moutfeel. I tried it bottle conditioned for 2 and 3 weeks but the flavor hasn't improved much. I'm hoping another 3 weeks will help but I'm not keep my hopes up. I was sad because this kit got so many rave reviews.

I doubt i will brew this again but if I do I will probably add cold brew coffee to secondary and lactose for mouthfeel
September 19, 2017
11 months ago
Guest Favorite
I order at least 1 of these kits every time I make an order. No one thinks I actually make this it is s good!
May 26, 2017
1 year ago
Good beer
Taste great, I don't hardly have any head, it may be the lines are 5ft. 7.2% avg.
May 22, 2017
1 year ago
A little too much coffee
I swapped out the coffee in the kit for some coffee from the Mt Elgon region of eastern Uganda. Next time I will try using cold brewed coffee and not ground up coffee.
May 4, 2017
over 2 years ago
Overpowering coffee taste
Coffee taste overpowers every other flavor, even after 1.5 months condition. Only thing redeemable is the slight chocolate aftertaste, but I could only force down two sips before dumping, very disappointed.
February 2, 2017
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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.
Has been in fermentation bucket for 4 weeks, gravity is only at 1.035 and hasn't changed in a week. Swirled it and placed in a slightly warmer area with no change. Having same trouble with my IPA, what should I do? Add another yeast packet?
Andrew S on Nov 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'd say you had some bad yeast. I've recently had a batch take 5 or 6 days to get going; used a 5 month old liquid yeast with no starter. A mistake I won't repeat! it turned out all right, but does seem to have a bit of off-flavor, so my concern for you is that the wort might be compromised after 4 weeks. That said, if it were me I'd taste the wort, if it seems ok then add a fresh (smack pack or starter) dose of yeast. Also make sure it's kept at a temp. suitable to that yeast, probably 65-70? Hope it works!
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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