Today, we finish the final beer that we had lined up for our first “coffee beer” episode with our pal Jeff. The original coffee beer episode was Episode 021: Beers Made With Cold Brew and Coffee Beans. After getting into that episode, we figured it’d be a good idea to save the final beer, Modern Times Mega Black House, for another time. As always, sampling coffee beers got us thinking about brewing and I think we’ve pretty much decided that our next beer with coffee in it will be a Vanilla Porter with Coffee.
On this episode, we’re joined once again by Elijah Elliott from Red Hat Coffee in San Diego California. Elijah joined us back on Episode 5 – Roasting Coffee with a Jet Engine which aired on back on May 16, 2016. Since then, Elijah and Red Hat Coffee have taken steps to expand the business by adding both a mobile cart where customers can serve themselves and make their own concoctions and they are also on their way to canning their nitro coffee.
On today’s episode, we’re joined by Tyler Jones and Judson Voss from Chart Industries to talk about their nitrogen dosing systems that are used for canning and bottling nitro coffees and beers (among other things). We chat about Chart as a company and we’re also able to talk about the ins and outs of how the nitrogen dosing process works and how it can be applied to “nitro” beverages.
In this episode, we talk with David Wasserman from Joes on the Nose in San Diego, CA. David’s mobile coffee company has been operating since 2007 and they’ve been cold brewing coffee for the duration of that time. When it comes to equipment, David has tried it all, and was always left looking for more. Recently, he upgraded to the Cold Brew Avenue Stainless Steel Cold Brew Coffee System and he hasn’t looked back. We talk with David about some of his processes, from steeping time to coffee to water ratios, and finally, we talk about why he loves the stainless steel so much.
On this episode, we tackle a topic that still has a lot of curiosity surrounding it – Nitro Coffee. Some of the biggest questions regarding nitro coffee is whether it will sell, will customers like it, is it just a fad. We’re joined by our buddy Chris on this episode, who is a self-proclaimed coffee lover, but had never had nitro coffee, so we get his reactions to the process, the pour, the taste and his overall first impression of nitro coffee.
Today we talk with Ryan Reaux from Bright-Eyed Brew Company based out of the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Ryan’s got a very interesting nitro-cart setup where he serves nitro-coffee mobile, plus he’s got a couple different serving options, one of which he calls the Kentucky, which absolutely sounds amazing. I imagine that Cary or myself is probably going to try making a version of that very soon here.