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Old 11-11-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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This is my first recipe so any critique you can give me would be awesome. This will be for a 2 gallon batch (regular Mr. Beer batch)

  • 1 can of Mr. Beer St. Patricks Stout
  • 2lb of Briess Dark DME
  • 2 cups of Roasted Oats
  • 1 oz of Cascade Hops (0.5oz at 60min, 0.5oz at 5min)
  • Yeast, no idea. I know I don't want to use the yeast that comes with Mr. Beer

Steps:
  1. Steep oats for 30 min at 160F in 1gal of water
  2. Add DME and HME and bring to a boil
  3. Add 0.5oz of Cascade hops at 60min
  4. Add 0.5oz of Cascade hops at 5min
  5. Add 1 gallon of cold water to Mr. Beer Keg
  6. Cool wort and add to Keg.
  7. Aerate and pitch yeast

Is this a good recipe? Am I missing anything? Any and all help is much appreciated
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:04 PM   #2
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Oats cannot be efficiently used in brewing unless mashed. Steeping does very, very little that's useful, and really just nets you a steaming pile of glop. You may extract a tiny bit of flavor, but not enough to trade off for the large amount of foam-killing fats and oils.

If you wanted to partial-mash your oats with a pound of 2-row, you CAN use your oats! If you can hold a steep at 160F for 30 minutes, you can hold it at 152-155F for 30 minutes. Then proceed as normal. In fact, you may be able to omit the DME at that point (unless your intent is to make a VERY strong beer).

I recommend you ferment with S-05.

Cheers!

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Old 11-11-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob

Is the difference between mashing and steeping the temperature? This is my first time doing something other straight mr. Beer

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Old 11-11-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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Temperature and the amount of liquor. Steeping is dependent on neither, though there is an optimum temperature range.

Too much liquor* will impede a mash, and so will too little. 1-2 quarts of liquor per pound of grist is a good range, and it's possible to predict how hot you must make that liquor before adding it to the grist (or vice versa); it must be hotter because there will be a temperature drop at that time.

Mashing theory is too large a subject to outline here. I suggest you read the relevant section of How to Brew for in-depth mashing technique. For your purposes, however, DeathBrewer wrote a fantabulous introduction to stove-top partial mashing. Read and follow it, and you won't go wrong at all! Easy as pie!

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* Brewers don't use water in beer. Water is for cleaning! As soon as it becomes earmarked for beer, water becomes liquor. It's magic, is jargon.

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Another thing is that with Mr Beer, things like the Stout have the hops in the extract. By boiling it, you'll change the hop profile of the HME. If I were you, I'd boil the DME, do your hop additions, then mix in the Mr Beer HME in the last couple minutes.

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Old 11-12-2011, 02:25 AM   #6
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Good advice.

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This is where I was a couple years ago. Let me be the first of MANY to tell you that once you run out of MR Beer mixes - don't buy any more! It's way cheaper and almost always results in a better beer if you simply buy DME or LME and build from there. You can make some pretty good beers with Malt Extract and steeping specialty grains - Then upgrade to Death Brewer's method and before you know it you'll be sketching plans for a Keezer http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/keez...ine-way-99753/and a fermentation chamber http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/new-...-build-102846/.... Don't ask how I know....

That said - have fun - and enjoy your own special creations as you go!

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