I have an Irish Stout kit consisting of the following:
4oz Choc Malt
4oz Caramel 10L
4oz Roasted Barley
4oz Flake Barley
1tsp gypsum (I need to goolge what this is for
1/2oz nugget (bittering)
1oz Williamette (aroma)
I'd like to add oats to this one as well. So lets pretend it includes
8oz Flake Oats
My inclination is to minimash the 2-row, oats and flake barley, splarge, add to water in which I've steeped specialties (Choc/Caramel/Roasted Barley). Then boil, add DME, hops, hops, gypsum(?), cool, pitch.
Or...do I just mash the specialties as well? (or would that result in too much malt?) I've just read about 100000 threads on this same topic, but this must be the most debated noob question ever.