Sunday, February 1, 2015

Breakfast stout?

Oatmeal stout time :) Does it count as a breakfast stout if it has oatmeal, and the flavor of coffee and chocolate without the adulterating presence of either?

Batch #89
Oatmeal stout
5 gallons
8 lbs California 2-row malt
1 lb Flaked Barley
1 lb Flaked Oats
14 oz Black Roasted Barley
3.5 oz Chocolate Roast Malt
3.5 oz Coffee Roast Malt
0.25 oz El Dorado 15.3%aa (60 min)
1 oz Willamette 4.8%aa (20 min)
White Labs Irish Ale Yeast (WLP004), 1.5L starter
Water: RO with 12 g chalk, ~2 g sodium chloride (assuming the chalk also has some gypsum in it...we'll see. I really need to get my water chemistry stocks together)
OG: 1.055
IBU: ~30
Mash in with 16 qts water to 152F. Rest/stir for 1 hour. Batch sparge to collect 6.5 gallons (I came in slightly under 6.5 gal at 11.8P). Boil 1 hour, chill, pitch yeast. I ended up with 5 gallons in the fermenter after transfer losses.