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mikec

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Hey folks

I'm not normally a big drinker of dark beers but I thought I'd try something new for winter.
I like the sound of Screwy's Choc Treacle Stout (Linky) so I'm basing it on that.
I'm also adding Oatmeal... oatmeal and treacle go together, sometimes...
So it's a choc treacle oatmeal stout.

I'm using Willamette instead of Fuggles and Northdown, cause that's what I have. I'm toning down the bitterness a bit cause I want to. It's a touch darker than the original too.

What do you reckon?

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Choc Treacle Oatmeal Stout

Foreign Extra Stout

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 12.5
Total Grain (kg): 3.240
Total Hops (g): 37.50
Original Gravity (OG): 1.060 (P): 14.7
Final Gravity (FG): 1.015 (P): 3.8
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.89 %
Colour (SRM): 44.6 (EBC): 87.8
Bitterness (IBU): 34.3 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 75
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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1.800 kg Maris Otter Malt (55.56%)
0.800 kg Vienna (24.69%)
0.200 kg Flaked Oats (6.17%)
0.200 kg Roasted Barley (6.17%)
0.140 kg Torrified Wheat (4.32%)
0.100 kg Chocolate (3.09%)

Hop Bill
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12.5 g East Kent Golding Pellet (4.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
25.0 g Willamette Pellet (4.2% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (2 g/L)

Misc Bill
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150 g Treacle @ 10 Minutes (Boil)

Step mash = Mash in 52C rest for 10 min, step to 66C for 60 min, mash out 77C for 10 min.

Fermented at 20C with Wyeast 1098 - British Ale
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Original recipe called for 90 minute boil. Any disadvantage to 60 instead?
 

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On second thought maybe I don't need the wheat?
Also, would you guys recommend any late edition hops?
 

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Wheat = head formation. Id keep it.

Dont do late hops, it will interfere with the ability to enjoy at malt and choc characteristics.
 

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Wheat = head formation. Id keep it.

Dont do late hops, it will interfere with the ability to enjoy at malt and choc characteristics.

Correct, oats would be great in this!

Screwy
 

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Cool, thanks blokes.
 

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Cracked the first bottle of this last night.
Yah-uh-um!
 

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I was drooling before I even finished reading the thread title...
 

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Mmm, yeah I love the characteristics 1098 gives to dark beers, or any beer for that matter.

I would have thought the roasted barley flavour might be too overbearing at those percentages.

I'm bottling my oatmeal stout this weekend and only used 150g of roasted barley in a 4.85kg bill, and used 1469 wyeast.

Bowie
 

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Mmm, yeah I love the characteristics 1098 gives to dark beers, or any beer for that matter.

I would have thought the roasted barley flavour might be too overbearing at those percentages.

I'm bottling my oatmeal stout this weekend and only used 150g of roasted barley in a 4.85kg bill, and used 1469 wyeast.

Bowie
I was going for something blacker (stouter?) than the original, turned out alright I think. Like a stout but less bitter, with some desserty notes... or something. Still training my palate.
 

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