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Old 01-29-2009, 12:54 AM   #1
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Default Will Oats Increase Sweet Stout Creaminess?

There, got it all into the heading.

Did my sHam Adams cream Stout a bit back and it turned out nice, just not as creamy and cappuccino-ey as the original. Thinking of adding some oats. Can I just add instant oats to the mash and will it do what I'm trying to do?

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:33 AM   #2
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Is this an extract recipe, mini-mash, AG?? You need to mash oats, steeping won't do. Mash with an equal amount of six-row to convert the starches.

Also, if you post the recipe more people will be able to chime in.

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QUICK oats, not instant. Instant oats will have ingredients that you don't want in your beer. Since it's a sweet stout, I'd try no more than 8 ounces.

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I posted the recipe but no one commented.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/sam-...-stout-100238/

It was an extract recipe but I plan to AG it next. BTW, John Palmer says to use "Instant".

How to Brew - By John Palmer - Other Grains and Adjuncts

I'm more concerned with what it will do to the flavor. I know it improves mouthfeel but does it make the beer creamy?

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[QUOTE=GroovePuppy;1099650]BTW, John Palmer says to use "Instant".

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Instant oats would work great, but try finding them somewhere without added ingredients....I couldn't.....quick oats worked fine in the mash for my brown ale....and they are easy to find....good luck.

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Instant oats would work great, but try finding them somewhere without added ingredients....I couldn't.....quick oats worked fine in the mash for my brown ale....and they are easy to find....good luck.
And do they add creaminess?
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Oats do tend to add a "creaminess" mouth feel to the finished beer. But if creaminess is what your after, make sure you naturally carbonate. I like to keg it a few points before FG.

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And do they add creaminess?
yeah, they do. I have read elsewhere on this site that if you "cook" the quick oats, or add a little water to them to get them started before you add them to your partial mash grains they work better.....but I didn't do this, and I ended up with a nice creamy mouthfeel in my brown ale.....
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Then it's on. Thank's peeps!

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Would like to see the all grain recipe for this.Thanks.

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