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Offline riceral

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Oatmeal Stout
« on: December 11, 2016, 03:57:42 PM »
I am thinking of an oatmeal stout for my next brew. The recipe for Eagle Face Oatmeal Stout in the latest Zymurgy looks a good place to start. I did a few changes along with scaling back to 4 gallons and would like some opinions.

I used carabrown malt in my last brew, a brown porter, and liked the way it turned out and the flavor the carabrown gave to the porter. I wanted to try some in the oatmeal stout.

So here's what I'm thinking:
        6.0 lbs   2-row  63.2%
        1.0 lbs   quick oats  10.5%
        0.5 lbs   crystal 80L  5.3%
        0.75 lbs victory    7.9%
        1.0 lbs   carabrown  10.5%
        0.25 lbs roasted barley   2.6%

        7.0 AAU Northern Brewer 60 min

        WLP 023 Burton Ale yeast

Brewers Friend and Beersmith says the recipe meets the guidelines for an oatmeal stout, but the programs tell you nothing about the taste.

Is 1.0 lb carabrown too much? Sources I've read say that 10% isn't too much and the maximum should be 20%. I'm hoping for some coffee flavor by using the carabrown.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Ralph R.

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Re: Oatmeal Stout
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2016, 05:19:55 PM »
Is that 7 OZ of hops? 

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Re: Oatmeal Stout
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2016, 05:40:23 PM »
Another thread going in All Grain brewing about oatmeal stout.  check it out.
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=28291.0
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Re: Oatmeal Stout
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 06:25:49 PM »
Is that 7 OZ of hops?

No.  7 AAU.  NB has pretty high alpha acids, IIRC, so probably something along 3/4 oz.  If the AA of the hops was 7%, it would be one oz.
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Re: Oatmeal Stout
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2016, 02:07:28 AM »
Another thread going in All Grain brewing about oatmeal stout.  check it out.
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=28291.0

I've been following that discussion and there is some good information there.

I plan on brewing mine tomorrow.

Ralph R.

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Re: Oatmeal Stout
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2016, 02:11:32 AM »
Is that 7 OZ of hops?

No.  7 AAU.  NB has pretty high alpha acids, IIRC, so probably something along 3/4 oz.  If the AA of the hops was 7%, it would be one oz.

Joe is right---7 AAU. It worked out to something like 0.6 ounces.

I like to use AAU when I buy hops at the LHBS. That way when I don't know the AA of the hops they have on hand, I can just let them figure out how many ounces to give me. Now, for hop additions in the last 5 minutes or whirlpool, I don't pay too much attention to the AA of the hops as they only give relatively minor contribution to the bitterness of the beer.
Ralph R.