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Old 04-22-2012, 09:18 AM   #61
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I just brewed this today as my first batch ever. I used extract and steeped the specialty grains for 30 minutes at 160. I grabbed the wrong yeast pack at the store by accident so I pitched London Ale 1318. After reading a bit online the yeast is supposed to work well with the style. Hope it turns out well, but it is my first so I don't expect the world of craft beer to be handed to me in a hand basket. Cheers!



 
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #62
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I just finished brewing an extract / specialty grain version of this recipe. excellent roasty flavor i intend to brew again but not quite the SS oatmeal stout i was looking for.



 
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:00 PM   #63
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I'm wanting to do this recipe in a double batch. Its beet about 7 months since the last comment, I see. I just wanna check if there are any new thoughts or ideas on this recipe. Any modifications or suggestions to get it closer to the original for those who have tasted the original and gotten really close to an exact clone.

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:30 PM   #64
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Gonna brew this tomorrow, went and got supplies today.
Of course, the local shop didn't have everything exactly as in the recipe so here are my substitutions:

7.5lbs Marris Otter L 3.0
0.5lbs Breiss Crystal L 40
0.5lbs Chocolate L 450-500
0.5lbs flaked oats
0.18 lbs Breiss Roasted Barley, unmalted L 300
2.0 oz Kent Goldings (alpha 5.8, beta 3.2)
1 packet S-04 yeast.

Thoughts on any adjustments?
I'm a little worried about 2oz of goldings at 60 in a 90 minute boil, that it is going to be too bitter for an oatmeal stout, particularly as the recipe calls for 4.25 and mine is 5.8. Should this be a concern?
Think one packet of S-04 will be enough or need 2?

Thanks for your input!
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:46 PM   #65
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Just want to confirm the 150F mash temp?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:43 AM   #66
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I am brewing this beer saturday. I have the same issue with the higher alpha acids with the hops. I'm thinking we want to adjust how much to use. Clone brews says 8.5 hbu's for extract and 6.5 hbu's for all grain brewing. There should be a calculator to figure out the proper weight for your particular alpha acid %. I may look it up tonight.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:18 AM   #67
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Here's how to adjust your hops when the alpha acids are different: hbu (homebrew bittering units)= % alpha acid x ounces of hops.
In your case it calls for 2oz 4.25% aa. 2 x 4.25= 8.5hbu's . With 5.8%... Xoz x 5.8=8.5 . Divide both sides by 5.8 and you get 1.4655. So 1.4655oz of 5.8%= 8.5hbu's . Does that make sense?

This recipe for SS Oatmeal Stout is from the clone brews book. It says if you do the all grain version you should drop the hops by 24% to 6.5hbu's. Xoz x 5.8= 6.5hbu ... 1.12oz of 5.8%= 6.5hbu's.

I'm going to mash mine at 156 degrees for the thicker mouth feel as recommend earlier in this post.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:35 AM   #68
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Quote:
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Just want to confirm the 150F mash temp?
The book says 150 mash temp. I have heard others going with 154 or 156 as I am going to do.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:41 AM   #69
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Now I have a question:
What do you think the importance of aging the bottles at 50 degrees for 28 days is? I dont have a way of keeping them that cool.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:34 PM   #70
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I attempted brewing this a few weeks ago and think I may have had an issue. This is only my third brew attempt, all of them have been all-grain BIAB style. I followed the recipe (using the ~154F mash temp suggested in later posts) but noticed my OG was somewhere around 1.036, which is strangely low. I did overshoot the initial amount of water slightly, but only by maybe 1/4 gallon. I didn't realize this was so low until last night, when I went to bottle (mixed up the 36 with a 46). I took a hydrometer reading last night, and it gave 1.020. As a side note, I brew 2.5g batches.

I had originally tried the liquid yeast recommended, but it didn't take. It was one of those activator packs, and given the 2.5g brew size I figured I could just pitch it as is. After about 4 days of no activity I decided to use some S-05 dry yeast. I noticed fermentation within about a day. This was 2 weeks ago.

I'm not really sure where I went wrong. I decided against bottling last night (despite all the time I spent cleaning before taking the hydrometer reading), added another 1/2 packet of yeast, stirred it up and left it to go for a few more days, but I'm not sure what to expect.

Any advice on what may have caused the low OG, high FG and best steps to try to save this?



 
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