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Old 01-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Just ordered NB's Dry Irish Stout kit in hopes that it will be ready for St Pats (cutting it close I know)

And, I'm interested in adding perhaps some oats to make it a bit more creamy and to help with head retention.

However, I'm not entirely sure how much, how and when to add the oats.

Any insights?

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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BYO has a decent article about using/steeping oats here (the second question, 1/2 way down the page). It depends on how much oat flavor you want, but you can use up to 30% of it in your grain bill. You may be better off doing a partial mash if you are making an extract recipe or even a BIAB mash, however.

Many people roast there oats before using them which adds flavor and color, but this usually requires "curing" them in a paper bag for a couple of weeks which may not work for your time table. There are several posts around HBT regarding roasting oats if you want to know more.

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