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Old 07-04-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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I'm brewing an Oatmeal stout this weekend. I was planning on brewing today, so I went ahead and toasted my flaked oats in the oven. After they were done, I had second thoughts about brewing today and am thinking of brewing tomorrow. Any downside to toasting the oats a day early? I figure it won't matter, but just thought I would check. I also brought my yeast to room temp and just now threw them back int the fridge. I assume this is ok.

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Old 07-04-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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Everything is fine. Just pack your toasted grains in an airtight container until you brew.

Although, to be honest I'm not sure even that is necessary.

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Cool! Thanks.

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I'm looking into doing an oatmeal stout in the near future too. What specs did you use to toast your oats and does it require any out-of-the-ordinary steps in the mash?

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I'm looking into doing an oatmeal stout in the near future too. What specs did you use to toast your oats and does it require any out-of-the-ordinary steps in the mash?
Here's the recipie. Oats instructions toward the bottom. I'm just gonna mash in the oats along with the other grains. My LHBS suggested that I add the oats on top though, as they can cause some clogs during sparge.





Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: wyeast 1084
Yeast Starter: 2000ml
Batch Size (Gallons): 5 gallons
Original Gravity: 1.048-1.051
Final Gravity: 1.010-1.013
IBU: 30
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 68
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14
Tasting Notes: This is a very good Stout I try to have some on hand all the time.


Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal Stout


Type: All Grain
Date: 8/28/2008
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Joe
Boil Size: 6.02 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 81.7 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5.4 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 5.4 %
0.50 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 5.4 %
0.18 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 2.0 %
2.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.25%] (60 min) Hops 31.8 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.6 %
Bitterness: 31.8 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 26.5 SRM Color: Color


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 9.18 lb
Sparge Water: 4.25 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 11.48 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F 90 min



Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.0
Pressure/Weight: 11.3 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 50.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F

Notes

Toast oats on cookie sheet at 325F for 75 minuets
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Thanks for the info. I'm not making that exact recipe... I'm gonna work it into a different one. I'm trying to understand the toasted oats idea. I don't know what the difference between using them toasted or untoasted is...

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I made a sam smith oatmeal stout clone recipe from ahs and it was absolutely fantastic, I wish I would have brewed a 10 gallon batch and hope to fit it into my schedule soon.

That said the oats were not toasted, and it still came out great.

Fwiw I used wyeast 1084 irish ale

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I think it's more usual not to toast the oats for an oatmeal stout. Also, I know for grains you're supposed to toast them a couple weeks ahead of time. I'm not sure about oats.

Non-toasted oats aren't going to taste like oatmeal or anything. Instead, they add creaminess to the body. Toasting the oats will add a toasted oat type of flavor.

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Thanks for the info. I'm not making that exact recipe... I'm gonna work it into a different one. I'm trying to understand the toasted oats idea. I don't know what the difference between using them toasted or untoasted is...
Actually its an all grain recipe. I think toasting the oats will just add a nice smokeyish flavor. I brewed the toasted version yesterday. I might try an untoasted version in the future just for comparison. I also used the Wyeast 1084 (Irish Ale) and it is already going nuts, without a starter.
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