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Additional ingredients @ Vanilla /coffee/etc


New Brewer
Nov 18, 2021
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Just wondering how to calculate how much vanilla or coffee or what ever ingredient you want to add to your beer like a Porter for example.
Is there a spot in Beersmith3 that has that option???
I don't want to waste a batch by over doing it or not adding enough. Whats the general rule if there is one. Thoughts????


Grandmaster Brewer
Mar 16, 2013
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New Hampshire, US
There is no easy calculation for addition of flavorings.  Your best bet is to look at a number of recipes which use vanilla and/or coffee, read about how they are using and where they are adding it.

I have not done anything with coffee so far, but I have used vanilla in a number of recipes.  Generally, I will start with beans and add split vanilla beans into the fermenter after fermentation is finished and then top off with some vanilla extract at bottling to get a slightly stronger flavor than I want, as it will mellow with age.  The amounts I add are specific to the recipe, beer style, and effect which I want to achieve.