Oatmeal Stout Grain Bill

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Hey guys and gals.....

Does anyone have anything to say about this Oatmeal Stout grain bill? It will be my partial mash and I'll add 4# XLDME to make up the rest and hop in the mid 20s IBUs, no flavor or aroma hops, and mashing high ~156F. I want roasty, but not crazy, a cup of black coffee roasty. I think the 1lb of oats will give a nice creamy texture. Is the roast barley/chocolate enough, yet not too much?

3.5 lb. Maris Otter – PM
0.5 lb. Roasted Barley - PM
0.5 lb. Chocolate Malt – PM
0.5 lb. Crystal 60L – PM
1.0 lb. Flaked Oats.
 

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Looks alot like mine... should serve you well. Doing a step mash for the oatmeal?
 

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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Nottingham
Yeast Starter: NO
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: NO
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.25
Original Gravity: 1.062
Final Gravity: 1.017
IBU: 29
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 42
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12 @ 65F
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @ 65


Brewer: Brewpilot
Beer: Oatmeal Choco Stout
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Type: All grain Size: 5.25 gallons
Color: 129 HCU (~42 SRM)
Bitterness: 29 IBU
OG: 1.062 FG: 1.017
Alcohol: 5.8% v/v (4.5% w/w)
Grain:
7 lb. Maris Otter
2 lb. American 6-row
1 lb. Flaked oats
1 lb. American chocolate
8 oz. American crystal 120L
8 oz. Roasted barley
Mash: 77% efficiency
30 minute mash at 122F
60 minute mash at 153F
15 minute mash out at 168F
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.052 6.25 gallons
Irish moss @ 15 min
Hops: .75 oz. Chinook (11% AA, 60 min.)
 

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uwmgdman said:
3.5 lb. Maris Otter – PM
0.5 lb. Roasted Barley - PM
0.5 lb. Chocolate Malt – PM
0.5 lb. Crystal 60L – PM
1.0 lb. Flaked Oats.
It looks pretty good but I think you will have more of a brown stout instead of black. But I guess I like really roasty.
Craig
 

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CBBaron said:
It looks pretty good but I think you will have more of a brown stout instead of black. But I guess I like really roasty.
Craig
Personally, I'd up the Roasted Barley a little and down the Crystal and Chocolate a little...but that's just me. Maybe go like .65 to .7 Roasted Barley, .4 Crystal and .35 Chocolate. It sounds like it is not a big deal, but I have found that tweaking even fractions of lbs of things like those grains can make a difference.
 
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zoebisch01 said:
Personally, I'd up the Roasted Barley a little and down the Crystal and Chocolate a little...but that's just me. Maybe go like .65 to .7 Roasted Barley, .4 Crystal and .35 Chocolate. It sounds like it is not a big deal, but I have found that tweaking even fractions of lbs of things like those grains can make a difference.
I ended up going with your suggestion, 0.75# roasted barley, 0.5# 60L cystal, and 0.33# chocolate, in addition to the Maris Otter and oats for the partial mash. I tasted it yesterday, 6 days old at racking and was very tasty. I think this one will turn out to be a winner. Thanks!
 
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