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Stout Recipe
« on: February 18, 2010, 10:37:47 AM »
What does everyone thinks of this recipe?  I was going to use flaked oats but my LHBS does not have any.

5.5 Gallon

10 lbs Two Row
 1 lbs Carapils
 1 lbs Crystal 60
 8 oz Chocolate
 8 oz Roasted Barley

.5 Warrior 60 minutes
.5 Willamette 20 minutes
.5 Willamett 5 minutes

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Is this enough roast?  I don't want over the top (and I know this is far from it).  I have a Porter recipe I love that is exactly the sames except 8 oz of Black Malt instead of the 8 oz of Roasted Barley above.  Not sure what BJCP category this would be without oatmeal but based off my Porter recipe I think I will enjoy drinking it.  I am curious to do this just to see the difference between Black Patent and Black Barley.  I was tempted to add 8 oz each of Chocolate, Black Malt, and Roast Barley but was afraid it would be too roasty for my wife and I's taste bud's.

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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 11:48:33 AM »
For your flaked oats you can just head to the grocery store.  Quaker five minutes oats are the same thing.
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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 11:51:59 AM »
Oh, and in my oatmeal stout, I find that 8oz of roast barley is just a little bit much for my taste.  I use 6oz and bump my chocolate up to 10oz.
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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 03:19:25 PM »
For your flaked oats you can just head to the grocery store.  Quaker five minutes oats are the same thing.

Is there anything extra in the quaker oats?  Preservatives, sugar, etc. 

Oh, and in my oatmeal stout, I find that 8oz of roast barley is just a little bit much for my taste.  I use 6oz and bump my chocolate up to 10oz.

Sounds good.  I will do that.

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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 03:24:57 PM »
For your flaked oats you can just head to the grocery store.  Quaker five minutes oats are the same thing.

Is there anything extra in the quaker oats?  Preservatives, sugar, etc. 


ryan - I would go to a Whole Foods or other similar store and get organic whole rolled oats out of the bulk container and weigh out exactly what you need.
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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 03:44:02 PM »
ryan - I would go to a Whole Foods or other similar store and get organic whole rolled oats out of the bulk container and weigh out exactly what you need.

Will do.  Thanks!

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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 07:00:41 PM »
For your flaked oats you can just head to the grocery store.  Quaker five minutes oats are the same thing.
Is there anything extra in the quaker oats?  Preservatives, sugar, etc. 

Nope, from right off the container:  "Ingredient: 100% Natural Whole Grain Quaker Quality Rolled Oats"
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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 05:22:06 AM »
I would use the quick oats.  Natural food store oatmeal will work, but you will need to gelatinize (par cook) it to get anything from them.
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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 07:00:50 AM »
I would use the quick oats.  Natural food store oatmeal will work, but you will need to gelatinize (par cook) it to get anything from them.

that is incorrect, sir.

in fact, rolled oats are what you are buying from a homebrew store, not quick oats.  I would not use quick oats.

here's a very good description that I keep bookmarked:

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=53328

BTW - what hokerer recommended was just fine, I just like buying from the bulk bins at whole foods since they turn over quickly, are organic, and I can buy exactly the amount I need for the recipe.
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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 09:16:30 AM »
in fact, rolled oats are what you are buying from a homebrew store, not quick oats.  I would not use quick oats.

here's a very good description that I keep bookmarked:

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=53328

BTW - what hokerer recommended was just fine, I just like buying from the bulk bins at whole foods since they turn over quickly, are organic, and I can buy exactly the amount I need for the recipe.

yep, that's why I specifically said "five minute oats".  They fall into the same category in the Northern Brewer post you reference as do homebrew store oats.  They're not the "quick oats" aka "two or three minute oats" (which Quaker also makes).
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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 10:48:50 AM »
The only difference between quick oats and regular rolled oats is that the quick oats are cut to cook more quickly. Other than that they are the same animal (or plant).  And flaked oats at my LHBS look nothing like rolled oats.  They are actually flattened thinner than the rolled oats are so that they work in the mash better.
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Re: Stout Recipe
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 11:28:13 AM »
guess its a case by case thing: the rolled oats I buy look virtually the same as the ones I get from NB.

I've used quick oats a few times before I found Kris's notes (wit, oatmeal stout) and I seemed to get a better end result - but that could have been due to a number of other variables.

That said in the grand scheme of it, I don't find that oatmeal is all that big of a contributor to any beer aside from some of the 'oiliness' in the mouthfeel, so it probably doesn't make a whole heckuva a lot of difference so long as they aren't steel cut or instant.
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