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.