Originally Posted by Scarthingmoor
I'm interested in converting a coopers original stout kit into an oatmeal stout.
Suggestions on quantity/type of oatmeal, steeping time and temp?
Any suggestions on yeast to use?
Oats should be mashed, so you need some base grain (two-row) with the flaked oats.
I'd use a pound of two-row and a pound of Quaker's Quick Oats. Put them in a grain bag loosely and add 4 quarts of 165 degree water. Stir well to thoroughly wet all the grains, and then keep it at 150-158 for an hour. After the hour, lift up the grain bag and pour 170 degree water over the grain bag to "rinse" it. Then, bring that resulting liquid to a boil for 5 mnutes. You can use that liquid in place of some of the water in the Cooper's mix.