Double Chocolate Oatmeal Snout
BBD Double Chocolate Oatmeal Snout
Brew Type: Partial Mash
Brewer: BBD Brewing
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Amber Liquid Extract [Boil for 15 min]
1.50 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 12.43 %
1.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) (3.0 SRM) Grain 12.43 %
0.82 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6.79 %
0.75 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 6.21 %
0.50 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 4.14 %
2.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 28.0 IBU
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale
6-9oz fat free cocoa powder (see notes) [last 10 mins of boil]
1 Vanilla Bean [split and added to secondary]
Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.070 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Color: 37.7 SRM
Bitterness: 38.2 IBU (30.0-45.0 IBU)
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 6.80 %
I used discgolfin's Classic Oatmal Stout as my stepping off point, so props to him. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/classic-oatmeal-stout-88634/
I love this beer and get nothing but raves from it. It's definitely chocolate. I think the bitterness is a little higher than the 38 IBU that's calculated from the chocolate. The vanilla been isn't really detectable, but it supports the chocolate and keeps it from being overly bitter and biting. Nice and smooth flavor.
The amount of cocoa powder is up to you. 9 makes a complete dark chocolate overload. 6 is a LITTLE more balanced, but still very dark chocolate forward. The original recipe uses 9 ounces, but lately I've been using 6 to make it a little easier for normal people to enjoy.
Last night I made a float with this and a few scoops of vanilla ice cream. It was fantastic!
Lcasanova has also made a gluten-free version of the recipe for you GF brewers:
That recipe sounds really good... what was your mash time and temp schedule? You also have S-04 and S-05 listed in the recipe... which one did you use?
Hmmm... it won't let me edit the upper part. It was S-04, but I think S-05 would be great too.
I mashed at 150 for an hour. Spaghetti pot in the oven technique since I brewed this just before I got my cooler.
I have this on the stove right now... I ran to the store while the pot was in the oven for an hour... and they didn't have fat free cocoa powder so I just go the regular hersey's kind... Is this going to hurt my head retention?
It might, but with a double chocolate stout it's kind of expected. Don't let it worry you too much.
Make sure you let me know how it goes. I think this is the first time someone has brewed one of my recipes. As far as I know. :D
9 lbs pale 2-row malt
1lb flaked oats (i might toast these.. not sure yet)
3/4 lb crystal 60L
3/4 lb chocolate malt
1/2 lb cara-pils
1/2 lb roasted barley (I may reduce this to 1/4 lb)
1 oz Chinook @ 60 mins
1 oz Glacier @ 5 mins
WLP001 California Ale or S-05 yeast
6 oz cocoa nibs (soaked in small amount of vodka) dumped in secondary
1 or 2 vanilla beans done the same way into the secondary
5.5 gallons into the fermenter
I'm trying to decide what type of body I want for this beer. I'm currently thinking about a medium body and a 154° mash, but I might mash slightly higher but not up to 158°... maybe 155 or 156...
EDIT - 9/15/2009
I did modify this recipe just a little and I will post the update after I have taste tested sometime in December....
Looks good. Pretty close to mine, but different. Little more hop flavor to it. I'd keep the roasted up there, it goes well with the chocolate. But then again, I don't think the nibs will impart as much chocolate flavor as the cocoa powder did in mine, so less might be better depending on your personal taste.
Will do... I was thinking to myself I needed to get to the store this weekend for a vanilla bean, but I just noticed it was 21 days in the primary! I guess I've got some time... Good thing I just brewed a hefe too.... I'll be drinking that before this is out of the primary! I am excited to see how this one comes out though.. OG was 1.071 so looks like i'm right on target..
3 weeks in primary is just how I roll with all my brews. Makes them come out really good.
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