Thanks, Rachel. I only made a coffee stout once, but it was pretty good. Not a bedtime beer – but definitely one Jeno would’ve approved of!

Yeah, it’s fairly time-consuming, inasmuch as it requires most of a day to brew, about three hours to bottle, and some attention during the first few days. But once you rack it into a secondary, you can leave it for quite a few weeks until you find time for bottling. For me, getting organized to actually mail-order the ingredients is the tough part. I love the actual brewing part, from the ginding of the grains in my Corona mill, to tossing herbs into the mix almost at random and wondering how it will come out.