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This recipe is for a dark lager with coffee and spices.
Eliminate the need to balance inflow and outflow by sparging with a batch method. It may take the same amount of time as traditional trickle-method sparging, but it requires much less maintenance.
"This recipe creates a smooth and slightly roasty ale that is very drinkable. To obtain the Irish Creme flavor I have had the best results from flavored syrups used in coffees. To test how much to use, add the amount recommended for coffee to a beer similar to the type you intend to brew and then adjust the taste. Multiply that result by the number of bottles in the finished batch to determine how much to add to the secondary. Remember, most of these are corn-sugar based, and the sweetness will be reduced in the brew."
- Vince Weibert, Clovis, Calif.