Went to pick up some supplies on Friday for yesterday's brew session, and also to get some feedback on a couple brews. After sitting around for an hour and sampling both my beers and a few others, I finally got around to gathering the ingredients I needed for the Milk Stout I was brewing. Here's the kicker: I forgot both the Flaked Oats and the Lactose.
Not a huge deal, the beer will still turn out fine, just not what I wanted.
Here's the original recipe for a 5 gallon batch:
11.0 lbs Maris Otter
1.25 lbs Chocolate Malt
0.50 lbs Debittered Black Malt
0.50 lbs Roasted Barley
0.50 lbs Crystal 80L
1.00 lb Flaked Oats
1.00 lb Lactose
1.00 oz Chinook @ 60min
1.00 oz Northern Brewer @ 30min
1 pkg White Labs Irish Ale Yeast
2.00 oz Cocoa Nibs in secondary
OG ended up being 1.076 and I mashed at 154* (originally planned 150*) for a little extra mouth feel and sweetness since I didn't have the oats and lactose.
Lesson learned: double check the list before leaving. Still, I'm excited to see how this turns out. It will be my first time using the Cocoa Nibs, so here goes!