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Old 10-24-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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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

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Old 10-24-2009, 10:13 PM   #2
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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
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:17 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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All my grains are already crushed; are you saying that it's not possible to make an oatmeal stout without doing partial mash?

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:55 PM   #5
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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
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:55 PM   #6
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What grains do you have with the oats? You might have what you need to mash already.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:33 PM   #7
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6.6lbs Amber malt (Liquid)
1lb chocolate malt
1/2lb Dark malt
1lb 120-crystal malt
1lb flaked oats

Think thats pretty much it.

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:37 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:40 PM   #9
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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?

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:43 PM   #10
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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.

 
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