A few weeks ago I was talking to a buddy and somehow we got onto the topic of apple crisp, which prompted me to think about how much I really like apple crisp, and how much I really like beer. One thing lead to another and I thought this would be a great experiment. I started off with a basic oatmeal stout recipe and went from there. Final grain bill has come out to this:
- 10 lbs Maris Otter
- 1 lb Roasted Barley
- 1 lb Pale Chocolate
- 2 lbs Flaked Oats
- 1 lb Midnight Wheat
- 2 lbs Caramel 60L
I very well may cut down on the roasted barley and caramel 60L before everything goes into my mash tun tonight but we will see. As far as hops go, I will be using 1 oz of Willamette @ 60, .5 oz Perle @ 40, and .5 oz Perle @ 10. This brings the IBUs to ~ 30 IBUs which is about right for the base style. This would be where the whole "to style" things ends though, especially as this should be up around 7.5% which is well above most oatmeal stouts. My mind keeps going through a few different variations for how I will be adding adjuncts but as of now this is what I have:
- 1 lb lactose @ 10 minutes
- 1 Cinnamon stick @ 60 minutes with the first hop addition
- 1 tsp nutmeg @ 60 min.
- 4 oz Brown sugar @ 10 minutes
- (?) oz of frozen apple concentrate in secondary.
- Depending on taste test - 1 more cinnamon stick in secondary.