Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Oatmeal stout -- When to add oats?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
IHateMayonnaise
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Oatmeal stout -- When to add oats?

Heya,

Will be making an oatmeal stout this evening, have a recipe but does not say when I should add the oats. The recipe is extract/partial grain. Should I steep them in with my other grains? Can I put them in the same bag? Or should I add them during the boil, or in the primary fermentation etc.? Thanks yall

IHateMayonnaise

__________________
IHateMayonnaise is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2009, 10:13 PM   #2
jmo88
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,401
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Can't be steeped. You need to mash them with some base malt. Never add then to boil or fermenter. Take a look at stove top partial mash

__________________
(~):} Just a little Furthur (~):}
jmo88 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2009, 10:17 PM   #3
jmo88
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,401
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Also, it looks like you won't be making it this evening. You may have to leave out the oats if you are set on brewing tonight until you have the proper equpment and base malt for the mash.

__________________
(~):} Just a little Furthur (~):}
jmo88 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
IHateMayonnaise
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

All my grains are already crushed; are you saying that it's not possible to make an oatmeal stout without doing partial mash?

__________________
IHateMayonnaise is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2009, 10:55 PM   #5
jmo88
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,401
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IHateMayonnaise View Post
All my grains are already crushed; are you saying that it's not possible to make an oatmeal stout without doing partial mash?
Yes. just make a stout. You are going to have to leave out the oats
__________________
(~):} Just a little Furthur (~):}
jmo88 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2009, 10:55 PM   #6
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,257
Liked 457 Times on 363 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

What grains do you have with the oats? You might have what you need to mash already.

__________________

"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2009, 11:33 PM   #7
IHateMayonnaise
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

6.6lbs Amber malt (Liquid)
1lb chocolate malt
1/2lb Dark malt
1lb 120-crystal malt
1lb flaked oats

Think thats pretty much it.

__________________
IHateMayonnaise is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2009, 11:37 PM   #8
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,257
Liked 457 Times on 363 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Well, you don't have anything in there that'll mash and without mashing the oats won't do too much for you. They'll add a little of what you want to the beer, but they'll also add haze. If you can get to your LHBS, you can pick up some base malt to add to that and do a partial mash.

__________________

"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2009, 11:40 PM   #9
IHateMayonnaise
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Well my problem is that Im over 2 hours from the closest brew shop, Id like to do something with what I have. I don't care about haziness, is there no reasonable way i can get the oatmeal in?

__________________
IHateMayonnaise is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2009, 11:43 PM   #10
s3n8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haymarket VA
Posts: 1,180
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I have heard of people cooking the oats separately to gelatinize them. But then I have no friggin clue what to do with them. I just thought I would toss that out there to further confuse the situation. I am sure you could steep them with the grain, as that is what is intended. You probably wont get much conversion from them, but you may get some of the silky-smooth body that a good OS has. Who gives a F whether a little haze is in your black-opaque Stout?

I have always just added them ot the mash. I am not sure what to do with PM.

__________________
s3n8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
adding oatmeal flavor to oatmeal stout eddie884 Recipes/Ingredients 8 03-07-2010 12:39 AM
oatmeal stout and oatmeal raisin cookies BeerPressure Cooking & Pairing 2 11-04-2009 11:13 AM
Anybody toasted oats in an oatmeal stout? johntangus Recipes/Ingredients 6 05-05-2009 04:41 AM
Oatmeal Stout and out of flaked oats? Mainebrew Recipes/Ingredients 19 04-04-2009 05:36 PM
Sub Quick oats for flaked oats? (dry stout to oatmeal stout?) sleepystevenson Recipes/Ingredients 9 03-05-2008 01:02 AM