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Offline suddenstop

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Smoking coffee beans?
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:09:53 pm »
I've done a few google searches and came up close to empty.  I see Bradley has a recipe for smoked grounds, but I am curious about cold smoking the actual beans.  Was thinking Mesquite smoke for 2 hours, keep it cold...all the good stuff.

Any experience or thoughts?

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Re: Smoking coffee beans?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 12:29:18 pm »
I've done a few google searches and came up close to empty.  I see Bradley has a recipe for smoked grounds, but I am curious about cold smoking the actual beans.  Was thinking Mesquite smoke for 2 hours, keep it cold...all the good stuff.

Any experience or thoughts?
Sounds interesting, but I would used a milder wood say pecan or apple.  I would think mesquite would be to strong (that and I'm not a big mesquite fan)  ;)

I wonder if the Jim Beam biscuits would be good?
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Re: Smoking coffee beans?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 01:35:18 pm »
It seems like one of those areas that you may have to experiment with. I would do test with small batches of less expensive beans until you feel you perfected the right temperature, smoke flavor, and smoke time. Experimenting may cost you a lot of bisquettes, but at least you will not be experimenting with expensive beans.

Cold smoking (90°F or lower) may very well work, since most coffee beans are slightly oily. But you may want to try higher temperatures since more chemical reactions occur the higher temperature you go. Maybe try a batch at 100°F - 180°F, for shorter time periods.

Mesquite is a strong flavor for the Bradley. My go to flavor is pecan when I'm smoking anything from the plant family; either vegetable or fruit.


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Re: Smoking coffee beans?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 06:01:55 am »
Good ideas all around. I likely won't have the time for the next week or so but I'll have to get some new pucks.

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Re: Smoking coffee beans?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 06:08:06 am »
Good ideas all around. I likely won't have the time for the next week or so but I'll have to get some new pucks.
Good luck and post the results waiting to see how this does

I do know Nepa smoked ice cubes are fantastic in a mix drink ;D   So coffee should be good
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Offline Edward176

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Re: Smoking coffee beans?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 02:27:03 pm »
I too would be interested in the results of smoked coffee beans :)