I know that there are a bunch of different, hotly debated opinions on how/when to add coffee to beers. I'm much too new to be a loyalist, but I am confused: I'm brewing a Russian Imperial Stout based on this one, and want to add coffee, as the recipe suggests. The recipe is confusing, however: the coffee addition is listed as 1lb, but in the brewing notes, the author mentions that s/he "french pressed and allowed to cool to room temp in press".
When a recipe calls for an addition of coffee in pounds, during the boil, do I add
- That weight of coffee grounds (seems like too much coffee)?
- That weight of brewed coffee liquid, without grounds?
- Brewed coffee with the grounds still swimming in it?
This is probably one of those "people mean different things on different recipes" situations, but I'm just after a general-case answer.