I have read a bit about this in the forum, but just wanted some extra reassurance. I’m going to brew an extract irish stout tonight and want to do a full 5 gallon boil. (Probably start with 5 1/2 gallons) My questions are this:
- Should I reduce my bittering hops or will it not be noticeable?
- Should I try putting the majority of the malt in towards the end of the boil? I heard this helps with flavor. If I do this, how should I split it up and time it?
- I’m going to add bakers chocolate to the boil and I have some fresh shredded coconut that has been sitting in vodka for a few months that will also go into the mix. When should I add the coconut extract? I’m assuming to the primary?
Thanks for the help!