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Old 01-07-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
epic501j
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Hi
Im not totally new but havent brewed in couple years.I was wondering how you would make a beer more creamy ? Something like a porter as I love porter.I just brewed up a batch last night and its bubbling in my living room Not thicker just you know creamier
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oh yeah one other quick question,how long can a beer sit in the secondary ?
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:20 AM   #2
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Adding oats works pretty well. Gives a creamier mouthfeel. You can leave a beer in the primary for months. Secondary even longer.

 
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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Hi
thank you for your quick reply.What kind of oats woudl you suggest how much ? and creamier mouth feel is excatley what im talking about,you hit the nail on the heade with ath discreiption.Would I be able to add it to them now or is somthing you have to do whiel your boiling ?
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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Flaked oats, but I always use Quaker Oats from the grocery store. I do all grain so I add them to my mash.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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so how much would you add 1lb or add them begining of the boil or ?
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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I use about 1 lb in a 5 gallon batch. You'll need to do a partial mash to convert the oats, otherwise you are just adding starch. Add everything to your steeping bag and then throw in some milled 2-row ( about 1 lb - make sure to account for this in your recipe ) and hold at 150-152F for about 20-30 minutes.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #7
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I've read Quick Oats can be thrown in the mash just like flaked oats.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:04 AM   #8
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what about using a mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen gas to carbonate. Like Guinness does?

 
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:07 AM   #9
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I've read Quick Oats can be thrown in the mash just like flaked oats.
That's what I use and it comes out great.
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:36 AM   #10
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What is milled 2 roll ? is quick oats the same a like quaker instant oats ?
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