Oatmeal stout grain bill

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Mike37

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I need to bang out an oatmeal stout in the next month or so for a pipeline filler. Which grain bill should I use? I really have no aim or preference for this one.

7.5lb domestic 2 row
0.5lb chocolate malt
0.5lb C80
0.5lb roasted barley
0.5lb black malt
1.0lb flaked oats

or

7.5lb domestic 2 row
1.0lb roasted barley
1.0lb flaked oats

or

7.5lb domestic 2 row
1.0lb chocolate malt
1.0lb flaked oats

Feel free to throw in your own suggestions too. I made a sweet stout for a friend loosely based on the first grain bill with double the C80 and 1lb lactose. It was so cloyingly sweet, it tasted like chocolate covered dates and raisins.
 

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the first one w/ the chocolate, roasted, and black. i love the complexity these three bring to the table. if it were me id do 1# chocolate and .25lb caramel 120
 
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Sounds like a plan! Maybe I'll bump up the chocolate malt to 1lb so it stands out a little more.
 

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Sounds like a plan! Maybe I'll bump up the chocolate malt to 1lb so it stands out a little more.
thats just my preference. I like a chocolate-forward stout, but if you do not than .5 should be great as well. I really like adding 4oz cocoa nibs to secondary, too, but again i like mine chocolate and roast forward.
 
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