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Old 10-06-2012, 04:11 PM   #41
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Oops, the teacher in me got carried away. I guess I can save that answer for a newbie I think that the wheat adds more softness and head retention than that slippery oaty creaminess, so I think adding oats to the existing recipe would be OK.


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Old 10-07-2012, 02:54 AM   #42
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I brewed it today. OG was 1.064 and this is the most delicious wort I've ever tasted. Pitched a blend of London Ale III 1318 and American Ale 1056 from starters of washed yeast. Fermentation chamber is set at 63 which should keep this right around 65-66. Can't wait until this is done and kegged. I'm guessing primary 3 weeks and keg 2 weeks would be good?


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Wow! The outcome of this brew is extremely close if not dead on Obsidian stout and I'm saying that as I taste the wort and a bottle of Obsidian stout side by side. There's a pretty strong alcohol flavor. Mine came out at 6.3% abv. The flavor should go away as everything blends over the next couple weeks. The yeast blend worked great. I washed the cake and will be using this blend again.
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Glad it turned out so well. Its about time to brew a stout and I will have to put this on my list to re-brew. I have never blended yeasts before, but have considered it. Did you pitch equal volumes of each yeast? Love the freedom of tweaking homebrew!

p.s. What was your oat addition?

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Glad it turned out so well. Its about time to brew a stout and I will have to put this on my list to re-brew. I have never blended yeasts before, but have considered it. Did you pitch equal volumes of each yeast? Love the freedom of tweaking homebrew!

p.s. What was your oat addition?
Yes, I made 1.6 L starters from washed yeast of each type. Cold crashed them and pitched them both into the wort. Great clean English flavor from the 1318. It's almost as if the esters from the 1056 mask the overly "beery" flavor of the 1318.


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