Flaked oats/barley substitute for extract brewing?

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Goulaigan
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Re: Flaked oats/barley substitute for extract brewing?

Post by Goulaigan » 4 years ago

I think oats add mostly to the mouthfeel and not so much the flavour IMHO...

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Re: Flaked oats/barley substitute for extract brewing?

Post by twistandstout » 4 years ago

I might just omit the use of oats, then. I'll probably use something like light malt extract, chocolate malt, roasted barley, and crystal malts. I might combine the 2 different crystals I have or simply buy some 120. I have some victory left over...possibility?

Has anyone ever crafted a nice stout and is willing to give me their grain bill ratios or some kind of sample, makeshift ratios that are largely 'acceptable'? I was thinking shifting away from US-05 yeast and trying something new. Any suggestions? I was gonna go Wyeast or something, go the liquid route rather than pitching dry. Some kind of American ale yeast.

I was going to add dark chocolate and even vanilla to the stout but I'm not that ballsy yet. I think my first stout should be straight-up and simple so I can learn its mechanics before experimenting further.

I really appreciate all the help, everyone. This is a really nice forum :cheers:

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Re: Flaked oats/barley substitute for extract brewing?

Post by Greedy Dragon Brewing » 4 years ago

twistandstout wrote:These seem like good ideas. I'll check that youtube video.

If for some reason I don't get around to doing a partial mash, and simply steep again, would adding oats in there add to the mouthfeel without necessarily giving me more convertible sugars? Maybe I could add the rest of my wheat LME to make up for those sugars lost? Would the beer be substantially less tasty without oats altogether? I like a mean stout, with the mocha head, crazy coffee and chocolate aromas. A bit of citrusy hops in there as well. I'm just trying to make this right, but I recall seeing clone recipes of some of my favorite stouts not mentioning the addition of flaked oats or rye, and they were still really good.
I recently did a similar process on my International Brew Series - Mocha Latte Stout, this video is posted on my You Tube channel. You can see the process there where I steeped Chocolate Malts with Rolled Oats (which where lightly toasted in the oven). CZ and I put this video together intentionally using basic brewing processes and techniques so newer brewers could also follow with more basic equipment. IE I used a rolling pin in the video to crush my grains instead of my grain mill. The beer outcome was great, and you can get some very good beers using extract/malt bases with some practice and creativity. If you want help or need recipe info please let me know. Good luck with your brew. Cheers
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Re: Flaked oats/barley substitute for extract brewing?

Post by twistandstout » 4 years ago

I came across this recipe and it seemed interesting. The description read that it tasted like a 'chocolate covered grapefruit' :stirpot:

I was wondering what everyone thought of this recipe, and if there's anything anyone would change? I have centennial hops so I'll probably use that to either bitter or for the aroma hops. I like thick stouts with really mocha heads and intense chocolate/coffee aromas/tastes, so is this enough chocolate/roasted malt to achieve this?

1.25 lbs. (0.57 kg) English chocolate malt
1.0 lbs. (0.45 kg) English roasted barley
0.75 lbs. (0.34 kg) English crystal malt (150 °L)
2.0 lbs. (0.91 kg) Briess Light dried malt extract
4.75 lbs. (2.2 kg) Briess Light liquid malt extract (late addition)
17.5 AAU Cascade hops (60 min) (3.0 oz./86 g of 5.8% alpha acids)
1.0 oz. (28 g) Cascade hops (10 min)
Wyeast 2220 (Rogue Pacman) yeast


I have some midnight wheat and victory malt left and was wondering if these would have a place in this beer?

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