Anyone have success brewing a coconut brown ale (ala, Kona Koko Brown)? in the next day of so i plan to add toasted coconut to secondary. there are a bevy of opinions on how to do it and all say toast the coconut first, which i plan on doing. but from here, opinions vary. here’s what i’ve come across: 1) toss toasted coconut in primary for 7 days or 10 days ; 2) soak toasted coconut in vodka then toss in secondary; 3) soak toasted coconut in vodka, then cook vodka off, then toss in secondary.
Im leaning towards the #2 but dont want to do this trial by fire. im looking for a rich, toffee / toasted coconut flavor.
Any success stories?