Homebrew Crisp Oatmeal Stout

  • Creamy, smooth and roasted
  • ABV 4.2%
  • IBU 18
  • OG 1043 SG

Our version of the classic Oatmeal Stout recipe is heavy on the torrefied oats with a 10% addition lending in the beer a smooth slickness. The Brown, Crystal and Black Malts give a full roasted and chocolate flavour to the stout and the medium mash temperature leads to a moderate fullness in the end.

BASICS

BATCH SIZE FERMENTER:

25 l

BATCH SIZE BOIL:

27.75 L

ORIGINAL GRAVITY:

1043 SG

FINAL GRAVITY:

1010 SG

IBUs:

18

COLOUR (EBC/SRM):

50 / 25

BREWHOUSE EFFICIENCY:

85%

METHODS / TIMINGS

TEMPERATURES

MASH TEMP:

65°C / 149°F

FERMENTATION TEMP: 

21°C / 70°F

TARGET ATTENUATION:

78%

MASH LIQUOR VOL (LITRES):

12.6

LIQUOR / MASH RATIO:

2.7 : 1

TIMINGS

MASH:

60 mins

BOIL:

60 mins

STAND:

30 mins

INGREDIENTS

MALTS(kg)%

BEST ALE

5.53

80

BROWN

0.1

2

CRYSTAL 400

0.1

2

BLACK

0.29

6

FLAKED TORREFIED OATS

0.64

10

YEAST

LONDON ESB

HOPS(g)Contribution%Alpha Acid%Addition

JARRYLO

4.2

30

16

Start of boil

JARRYLO

4.2

30

16

Middle

JARRYLO

5.6

40

16

Flame out

HOPS

JARRYLO

(g)

4.2

Contribution%

30

Alpha Acid%

16

Addition

Start of boil

JARRYLO

(g)

4.2

Contribution%

30

Alpha Acid%

16

Addition

Middle

JARRYLO

(g)

5.6

Contribution%

40

Alpha Acid%

16

Addition

Flame out

Mike'S TOP TIP

Use brewing salts to get a chloride:sulphate ratio of 2:1 for this beer.

Malts used in this Recipe

Best Ale Malt

Our Best Ale Malt is the workhorse of many a brewery and is at home in a variety of beer styles. The 2-row winter barley varieties that go into our Best Ale have been planted in the light, sandy soils of North Norfolk. We source the lowest nitrogen barley from our farmers.

During malting, high cast moistures and a balance of optimal germination time and temperature results in an even, well modified malt with a rich colour and balanced sweet, malt flavour which is ideally suited to ale brewing.

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Dark Crystal Malt

Dark Crystal Malt has the highest degree of caramelisation. The flavours are now transformed into sultanas, raisins, plums and dark, dried fruits. By now the sugars are actually being broken down by chemical processes and so the residual sweetness that the other Crystal Malts impart are being replaced by an increase in bitter flavours. 

Crystal Malt sugars are non-fermentable so add a level of dextrin sugars that are preserved through to the final beer. 

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Black Malt

The darkest of our roasted malts. When you need an intensely dark colour for stouts and porters this is an excellent malt to use. Despite its reputation as a highly astringent malt, nothing could be further from the truth. This malt brings with it a roasted character with some bitterness and astringency, but also flavours of currants and berries.

This malt can also be used for the colour adjustment of pale beers either in the mash or by sprinkling on top of the mash at the sparge stage, to impart a ruby hue.

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