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Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« on: June 01, 2011, 03:18:34 PM »
As mentioned in another post, my kitte pooka passed away this weekend and I want to brew a beer in her memory. I am thinking a deep black oatmeal stout as she was very nearly pure black. I want something silky smooth but with a little bite (just like her) I've never done a stout except an RIS extract brew a couple of years back so I am wide open. I have about 10 pounds of pale ale malt hanging around as a base and I figure some oats (rolled? steel cut? malted?) for creaminess and body and something roasted for bite, but not too much.

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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 04:02:06 PM »
Here's a rye stout  that I was happy with. You could swap out the Fuggles or up the bittering charge for some more bite. I was using up leftovers, which is why the crystal is all over the place. And I realize I didn't output my gravities when I exported from Beersmith. >:(  I think it was around 1056 OG, 1016 FG
     
      Fermentables
      7.00 lbs Pale Malt
      2.00 lbs Rye Malt.
      0.87 lbs Roasted Barley.
      0.50 lbs Oats, Flaked.
      0.25 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L.
      0.25 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L.
      0.25 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L.
      0.25 lbs Chocolate Malt.
     
      Hops
      .75 oz Columbus (14%AA) @60
      1.00 oz Fuggles (4.5%AA) @15
     
     
      Yeast
      Wyeast Labs1028 :London Ale (Ale)
         
      Mash Steps
      Step- 60 m @ 155 F ( Infusion )
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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 05:06:55 PM »
Sugar Grove Oatmeal Stout

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Time: 60 min 
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
6 lbs 11.0 oz Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM) Grain 56.32 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 12.63 %
1 lbs 2.0 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 9.47 %
14.0 oz Brown Malt (Crisp) (65.0 SRM) Grain 7.37 %
10.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 5.26 %
6.0 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 3.16 %
6.0 oz Roasted Barley (Simpsons) (550.0 SRM) Grain 3.16 %
5.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2.63 %
0.80 oz Magnum 12.9 [12.90 %] (60 min) Hops 30.8 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette 4.8 [4.80 %] (10 min) Hops 5.2 IBU
1 Pkgs Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) Yeast-Ale 

Est Original Gravity: 1.063 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.12 %
Bitterness: 36.0 IBU
Est Color: 35.6 SRM 
 
Mash at 155F
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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 12:59:08 PM »
Thanks, those both look like good starting points. I like the idea of rye. Not sure if I was thinking of a hops bite so much as a roasty bite. but a rye bite might be just the thing.

I will update when I figure out a first draft

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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 02:16:17 PM »
Sorry to hear about your kitty :'(  I'll hoist a pint to her memory while I brew this weekend.

Here is my oatmeal stout.  My GF and my kitty both love this one!

Oatmeal Stout

Size: 5.0 gal
Efficiency: 80.0%
Attenuation: 73.0%

Original Gravity: 1.066 (1.048 - 1.065)
Terminal Gravity: 1.018 (1.010 - 1.018)
Color: 38.09 (22.0 - 40.0)
Alcohol: 6.33% (4.2% - 5.9%)
Bitterness: 39.4 (25.0 - 40.0)

Ingredients:
8.0 lb Maris Otter
1.0 lb Crystal Malt 60°L
1.0 lb Oats Flaked
0.75 lb Chocolate Malt
0.5 lb Roasted Barley
0.5 lb Black Roasted Barley
0.25 lb Carafa Special® TYPE III
.75 oz Columbus (14.4%) - added during boil, boiled 50 min
1.0 oz East Kent Goldings (5.0%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
1.0 oz East Kent Goldings (5.0%) - steeped after boil
1.0 ea WYeast 1084 Irish Ale™

Mash @ 155 F
75 minute boil
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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 08:13:21 PM »
Okay so here goes a first draft.

I keep my grain bills fairly simple when I can manage it. this one is pretty complex for me so if I am missing something important or misusing something, do let me know

for 11 gallons US

Gambrinus Pale Ale 8.5 Lbs   56.67%
Flaked rye               3.0 Lbs   20.00%  (couldn't find organic malted rye If anyone knows of where I might, let me know. also please                  enlighten me on the differences flavour wise and performance wise between the two)
Carafa II                   1.0 Lbs 6.67% (as I understand this will give me lots of color with less bitterness, is that right?)
Crystal 120l              1.0 Lbs 6.67%
Flaked Oats              1.0 Lbs 6.67%
Black Barley              0.5 Lbs 3.33% (I want a little roasted bite but not too much)

Bravo Whole leaf hops at 13.5% alpha 1 oz at 60 minutes
Ivanhoe Whole leaf hops at 8.0% alpha 1 oz at 20 minutes

Mash at 158 for 60 minutes, batch sparge, boil 60 minutes etc.

Ferment with Wyeast 1968? 1728? Us-05? Dennys favorite? Something belgian?

cool around 58-62 till done.

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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011, 09:11:01 PM »
You could do a Tropical style stout - it's strong, sweetish but balanced, very dark and is surprisingly good as a summer beer, especially with hot Caribbean or Tex-Mex food.

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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2011, 09:14:48 AM »
Okay so here goes a first draft.

Two little things... 

1. I've never used flaked rye but, from what I've heard, it's a completely different animal than malted rye. 

2. I usually put 1 lb 2 oz of oats in my recipes because that happens to be the container size you can usually find them in at the grocery store.  If I used just 1 lb, I'd always have 2 oz leftovers laying around :)
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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2011, 09:17:59 AM »
Okay so here goes a first draft.

Two little things... 

1. I've never used flaked rye but, from what I've heard, it's a completely different animal than malted rye.  That's what I was wondering about. Any insight is welcome. I am kind of attached to doing this organic if at all possible

2. I usually put 1 lb 2 oz of oats in my recipes because that happens to be the container size you can usually find them in at the grocery store.  If I used just 1 lb, I'd always have 2 oz leftovers laying around :) Good call, I will probably buy mine in bulk so I can get whatever amount I need though.

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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2011, 11:04:54 AM »
Funny, you and i think alike.

Mark wasn't black, but he was silver grey - don't know how to do that in a beer, so instead I'm going to make a "Fat Cat Imperial Sweet Stout" in his honor.
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Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2011, 12:19:39 PM »
Funny, you and i think alike.

Mark wasn't black, but he was silver grey - don't know how to do that in a beer, so instead I'm going to make a "Fat Cat Imperial Sweet Stout" in his honor.

I saw the picture you posted. He was beutifull kitty, but yeah hard to match in a beer. My mothers old cat who passed away 10 years ago at the age of 23 was the same color as your Mark. My kitty actually looked like a smaller version of the picture of his cat that beersk posted in the tell us about your pets post.