Rob Vrabel of Farmington Hills, MI, member of the Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers Homebrew Club, won a gold medal in Category #13: Stout during the 2014 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Grand Rapids, MI. Vrabel’s Stout was chosen as the best among 708 final round entries in the category.
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Rob’s Oatmeal Stout | Stout
- 17.375 lb (7.88 kg) pale malt
- 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) flaked oats
- 1.5 lb (0.68 kg) Victory malt
- 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) 80° L caramel malt
- 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) black malt
- 0.75 lb (340 g) chocolate malt
- 0.75 lb (340 g) pale chocolate malt
- 4.0 oz Golding pellet hops, 18.5% a.a. (60 min)
- WLP002 English ale yeast (2 vials)
- Original Gravity: 1.062
- Final Gravity: 1.016
- ABV: 6.04%
- Single step infusion mash at 154° F (68° C) for 60 minutes.
- Primary fermentation for 14 days at 68° F (20° C).