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Subject: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: germanskyy
Mar 4th, 2008
11:58 pm
Ever had a day where you planned to brew after work and work went so bad that you can't muster the energy for a brew session? Instead, I think I will drink a brew instead tonight! Tomorrow I will fire up the mash water, but today I'm looking for a good recipe for coconut porter (Then in a few weeks I can put on the Jimmy Buffet and pretend I'm on vacation after a shitty day at work!). I've not brewed this beer before anyone got any tips? If it works out we can put the recipe on the forum here. Cheers!
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: BryansBrew
Mar 5th, 2008
1:53 am
We did a coconut stout that was a BIG hit at the farmers' market.

http://kotmf.com/recipes/recipe.php?r=165

make sure to read the recipe notes at the top
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: ASouth
Mar 5th, 2008
1:56 am
I've always really, really wanted to try throwing coconut milk into the kettle to see what happened.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: germanskyy
Mar 5th, 2008
2:21 am
Heya Bryan, thanks for the link. Looks like you belong to a fantastic brew club! Please keep the ideas flowin (everyone).

I know what you mean ASouth, maybe a CocoNut Milk Stout?

Bryan, just to clarify...Coconut milk powder goes in the mash tun instead of maltodextrin (weight of .5 gallons?????) and the 4 lbs. of toasted coconut flesh goes in 10 min. before flame out. Also, I plan to use WPL #002 english ale yeast. would I adjust my mash temp from 155 F? I know this English yeast attenuates less and is more estery. Any suggestions? All the help appreciated! Finally I've read of ppl using coconut alcohol based extract in the keg, do you have any thoughts on this?

Sorry, but the first person to answer gets grilled the most!
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: rainbeer
Mar 5th, 2008
4:50 am
Be careful with those amounts that recipe is for a 40 gal batch.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: VoodooBrew
Mar 5th, 2008
6:41 am
I judged a toasted coconut (porter? stout?) at a competition once. Damn tasty. Good luck to you.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: Stumptown
Mar 8th, 2008
5:38 pm
Roots Organic Brewing in Portland does a toasted coconut porter that is excellent. You really have to be careful to balance it. I didn't think I would like the beer, but Roots take is really well done. The brewers there are super nice guys -- you may want to try asking them for tips.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: DConn
Mar 8th, 2008
5:59 pm
Toasted Coconut porter won the NHC BOS about 10 years ago.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: csp
Mar 10th, 2008
12:01 am
Maui Brewing has an amazing Coconut porter.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: surferslats
Mar 10th, 2008
4:57 am
Right on, csp. I was just about to mention their CoCoNut porter.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: Kaz
Mar 11th, 2008
4:32 am
Here is one that my friend Chris and I brewed a few years ago that turned out real well. We used bagged Coconut Chips (not flakes) from a local asian store (looking back the amount seams high, so you might want to cut in half). Tried to use coconut milk in another beer a while back and does nto work as well as the chips. One thing you should not try to do is disposing of the spent coconut chips down your garbage disposal. Chris did that and had to call a plumber afterwards.


08-02-2003 Coconut Porter August 2003

A ProMash Brewing Session Report
--------------------------------

Brewing Date: Saturday August 02, 2003
Head Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Recipe: Coconut Porter August 2003

Recipe Specifics
----------------

Batch Size (Gal): 12.00 Wort Size (Gal): 12.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 26.27
Anticipated OG: 1.058 Plato: 14.36
Anticipated SRM: 27.7
Anticipated IBU: 24.9
Brewhouse Efficiency: 74 %
Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.056 Plato: 13.78
Actual FG: 1.012 Plato: 3.07

Alc by Weight: 4.52 by Volume: 5.79 From Measured Gravities.
ADF: 77.7 RDF 64.7 Apparent & Real Degree of Fermentation.

Actual Mash System Efficiency: 71 %
Anticipated Points From Mash: 58.38
Actual Points From Mash: 55.91


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
41.9 11.00 lbs. Pale Ale Malt (2 Row) France 1.037 2
41.9 11.00 lbs. Special Aromatic Malt (2 Row) France 1.036 5
5.7 1.50 lbs. CaraMunich 40 France 1.034 40
3.8 1.00 lbs. CaraWheat France 1.035 40
3.8 1.00 lbs. Chocolate Malt Great Britain 1.034 475
2.3 0.60 lbs. KilnCoffee Malt France 1.031 170
0.6 0.17 lbs. Roasted Wheat France 1.030 550

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
74.00 g. Tettnanger Whole 5.00 24.9 75 min.


Extras

Amount Name Type Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
800.00 gm (for 12 gallons) Coconut Other 7 Days( 2ndary fermenter)


Yeast
-----

WYeast 1275 Thames Valley Ale



Mash Notes
----------



Notes
-----

Toast Coconut in Oven at 350 until golden brown.

Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: BrandtWeaver
Mar 11th, 2008
4:42 am
Kaz, I still dream about that beer. It was mighty tasty.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: Kaz
Mar 11th, 2008
4:50 am
Thanks, I need to brew it again. Chris and I did another one, but went with Chris's original recipe for Rogue's Imperial Stout and turned that into a cream imperial stout, then added coconut in secondary. I ended up keeping my straight imp. cream stout since I was too lazy to add the coconut.

11-25-2005 Coconut Imp. Cream Stout

A ProMash Brewing Session Report
--------------------------------

Brewing Date: Friday November 25, 2005
Head Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Recipe: (Coconut Cream Stout)

Recipe Specifics
----------------

Batch Size (Gal): 12.00 Wort Size (Gal): 12.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 41.50
Anticipated OG: 1.095 Plato: 22.62
Anticipated SRM: 56.8
Anticipated IBU: 40.4
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.096 Plato: 22.88
Actual FG: 1.026 Plato: 6.57

Alc by Weight: 7.20 by Volume: 9.34 From Measured Gravities.
ADF: 71.3 RDF 60.4 Apparent & Real Degree of Fermentation.

Actual Mash System Efficiency: 75 %
Anticipated Points From Mash: 92.31
Actual Points From Mash: 92.31


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
72.3 30.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3
9.6 4.00 lbs. CaraMunich 80 France 1.034 80
1.2 0.50 lbs. Golden Naked Oats 1.030 8
4.8 2.00 lbs. Flaked Barley America 1.032 2
4.8 2.00 lbs. Black Patent Malt Great Britain 1.027 525
4.8 2.00 lbs. Chocolate Malt Great Britain 1.034 475
2.4 1.00 lbs. Milk Sugar Generic 1.030 0

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
49.61 g. Galena Pellet 11.00 35.5 90 min.
56.70 g. Goldings - U.S Pellet 4.30 4.9 20 min.


Extras

Amount Name Type Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
7.15 Oz Coconut (sliced) Other 8 Days(fermenter)
0.50 Unit(s)Brewer's Licorice Spice 30 Min.(boil)


Yeast
-----


Notes
-----

0.5 inch Brewer's licorice in boil (30min).

Coconut added to secondary f
ermenter.

Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: rainbeer
Mar 11th, 2008
5:01 am
Wats with all the French grains?

This really looks tasty...all of them. Wow licorice.....mmmm

I wonder if this going to turn out to be a type brew that tastes better in my head than it will be in my glass......so many of those over the last year....orange wheat(a disaster...lesson learned about using baking flavoring in brewing)......fruit beers(uh...ya fruit bears....20 something gallons of jolly rancheresqe beer)....imp pils....mmm band aids are good...tasting.......all these beers sounded so good in my head....turned out crappy.

I want this beer to be good will it?
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: Kaz
Mar 11th, 2008
5:14 am
The French malts are Franco Belge. The original importer, and a good friend, used to be based here in Eugene and thats all I used to brew with for number of years until my supply ran out.

Both the recipes are good. Chris (and I guess me too since it was brewed on my system) actually took one of the club contests with his Coconut Cream Imp. Stout. and he had some stiff competition in that one.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: rainbeer
Mar 11th, 2008
6:01 am
cool thanks again for the recipe...this is on the list
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: rainbeer
Mar 11th, 2008
2:43 pm
Kaz when you say, in the Imp stout recipe, coconut sliced..are you talking fresh coconut that has been sliced or store bought stuff?
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: germanskyy
Mar 11th, 2008
11:24 pm
Thanks Kaz and Bryan! Just the sort of recipes and tips I was looking for. I have a wonderful stout on tap now for St. Patricks day. I have some lighter color beers in the fermenters now, so this Coconut is the next in line. I'll bump this post up once I have some results.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: Kaz
Mar 12th, 2008
2:13 am
Asian store stuff, not the sugar coated baking variety.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: Aclay
Mar 12th, 2008
9:11 am
Has anyone thought about brewing with coconut water? I've been to Brazil a few times and may end up moving there some day. If I do I'm wondering about the posibilities of brewing with coconut water instead of regular water. What do you guys think? To get 5 gallons wouldn't be too hard.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: BryansBrew
Mar 12th, 2008
5:09 pm
Sorry, haven't been checking here, again. Lots going on at home.

>>Coconut milk powder goes in the mash tun instead of maltodextrin (weight of .5 gallons?????) and the 4 lbs. of toasted coconut flesh goes in 10 min. before flame out. Also, I plan to use WPL #002 english ale yeast. would I adjust my mash temp from 155 F? I know this English yeast attenuates less and is more estery. Any suggestions? All the help appreciated! Finally I've read of ppl using coconut alcohol based extract in the keg, do you have any thoughts on this?

I honestly don't remember. I think anything coconut related went into the kettle. I honestly don't think it matters when it's added. I'd personally put all of it in 10 mins before flameout.

As for mash temp- that can be your preference. If you want less body (which seems like a good idea), go for 150ish.

I recently went to an Indian market and they had the coconut powders and various coconut things. You might give that a try if you have trouble finding the stuff.

Extract... I don't see why not. As long as it tastes good, I say go for it.


P.S. the indian market is good for getting pounds of Indian Corriander for a few (or less) dollars. Plus other spices...
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: germanskyy
Mar 12th, 2008
11:09 pm
I picked up some Coconut flakes (unsugared) and some coconut extract from the American grocery store...man that Coconut extract was HORRIBLE! It tasted just like Malibu Rum. We have a great international market close to my house. I will check out the Thailand aisle and see what I can scrounge up. Thanks guys
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: Grecord
Aug 9th, 2008
4:45 am
I recently brewed the Coconut porter recipe that Kaz had posted above. I halved the recipe for a 5 gallon batch and am pleased overall with the beer. I was concerned that after putting in the 400g of toasted coconut for 14 days (recipe says 7) there would be an overpowering coconut flavor - instead it is quite mild. After a month in the keg it seems to have dissipated. In the future what would be the best way to get more coconut out of secondary? More coconut? Longer toasting? Longer contact time in secondary?

I do recommend this recipe to anybody looking for a good brew outside the norm.
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: bordeaaj
Sep 30th, 2008
5:27 am
In an interview on Basic Brewing Radio I think I remember the owner of Maui Brewing saying they add the hand toasted coconut to the wort via hopback, and also store the finished beer on toasted coconut in the vessel they are serving from. As the coconut effect is pretty subtle anyway, I wonder if you could drop a toasted coconut chip or two into each bottle before capping to help keep the coconut flavor from disappearing altogether over time?
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: spargebag
Jun 30th, 2016
9:50 pm
Id be concerned about the coconut oil affecting head retention
Subject: Re: Coconut Porter Anyone??
Author: kingzcq
Jul 27th, 2017
6:29 am
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