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Old 11-18-2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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I am putting together the recipe. Base is Jamil's from his show. I just did a first taste on a Coffee Oatmeal Stout with a fair amount of oats. I like the mouthfeel even when green and was thinking of a small bit in the brown. Hopefully leaning more in the direction of Samual Smiths than Newcastle. Although both rock! Anyone added oats to their brown and have thoughts to offer?

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Old 11-18-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
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I'd say go for it, at least a little bit. I threw some in a brown ale and I thought it turned out pretty good, but I never made that recipe with out it so I can't say what the difference is. Seems like I was on an oatmeal kick for a while throwing it in anything except pilsners.


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Old 11-18-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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Did you toast it first? And thanks for answering.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:16 PM   #4
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I didn't toast mine, i just got some oats from the brew store, but I should have just used quick oats, I think they're sort of mashed already. I'd double check though, if you're looking for fermentables out of it. For just mouthfeel i'd just throw it in.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:28 PM   #5
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Please name this Life in a Northern Brown.

Or is that too 80's???
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Yeah, pulling out Dream Academy is a bit dated IMO, funny though.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:19 PM   #7
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Lil' Sparky - Nut Brown Ale

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f67/nut-brown-ag-30187/

1 pound flaked oats included, great brew


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