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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!
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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
- 4.5 / 5.067 ReviewsFirst Kit coming backRight 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, 2018Purchased
2 months agoLove Peace CoffeeMade 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, 2017Purchased
8 months agoWaiting 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, 2017Purchased
5 months agoUnderwhelming coffee flavorI 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 mouthfeelSeptember 19, 2017Purchased
9 months agoGuest FavoriteI 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, 2017Purchased
10 months agoGood beerTaste great, I don't hardly have any head, it may be the lines are 5ft. 7.2% avg.May 22, 2017Purchased
1 year agoA little too much coffeeI 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, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoOverpowering coffee tasteCoffee 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, 20172nd Crack coffee stout extract kitI brewed this exactly according to recipe except for one difference; instead of two weeks in primary with no secondary, I transferred to secondary after one week in primary, and bottled after one week in secondary.
The coffee flavor is there but it is not at all overpowering. Its perfectly a coffee stout beer. It is bitter in the sense that coffee and beer both are naturally slightly bitter, but not overly bitter.
I have shared this with friends and family and no matter what their typical preference is they all go nuts over this beer saying it's the best they ever had. Personally, this is my favorite style. First one I ever had was stone brewing milk coffee stout and I fell in love. From there I've tried alot, a local brewery where I live makes a coffee stout and for some time in my eyes it was the best of the test.. until, I brewed this 2nd Crack kit lol. I've only brewed for 3 years now but this is my favorite. So much so that I'm ordering it again, but this time I'm going to add 1lb lactose around end of boil and see how that turns out on this already awesomely perfect kit.
Thanks northern brewer!February 2, 2017Purchased
1 year agoShould have never split the kitI split the cost of this kit with a buddy of mine, because I don't drink stouts often enough to have a 5 gallon batch setting around. But now that I drank one out of this batch, I just got done ordering another 5 gal batch for just myself. When I bottled it the coffee aroma was very noticeable, but not overly strong. I gave a couple bottles to a friend that is a Guinness drinker on occasion and he called me to let me know that it was amazing. His wife also liked it and she isn't necessarily a beer drinker.
One thing that I learned after the first batch is that putting the coffee grounds directly in the kettle makes it very difficult to transfer from kettle to fermentor. I plan to do a cold brew coffee extract on this second batch so I don't have to mess with filtering out all of the crud.January 25, 2017Purchased
1 year ago
- Browse 13 questions Browse 13 questions and 32 answersThe instructions simply discuss fermentation in primary for 2 weeks. Is it not required/recommended to transfer to secondary for an additional period of time?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?BEST ANSWER: What is your coffee preference? You control it here. Pull out for a tone. Or Leave In for dominanceWhat is the advantage of more expensive yeast options?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?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?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?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?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?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.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?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?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.
GabeHas anyone ever left out the coffee all together?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 wellCan i do a full boil without having to change the recipe?
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