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Expert Tips: Perfecting Your Oatmeal Stout – Mastering Rogue-inspired Brewing

Expert Tips: Perfecting Your Oatmeal Stout – Mastering Rogue-inspired Brewing

All About Oatmeal Stout

Are you a fan of dark, rich, and velvety beers? Look no further than the Oatmeal Stout, a classic brew that offers a smooth and robust flavor profile. Today, we’re diving into the art of brewing an Oatmeal Stout in the style of the renowned brewery, Rogue. Get ready to become a brewing pro!

The Essential Ingredients

Before we begin, let’s gather all the necessary ingredients to craft this delicious Oatmeal Stout. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 8 pounds of Pale Malt Extract
  • 1 pound of Rolled Oats
  • 8 ounces of Chocolate Malt
  • 8 ounces of Roasted Barley
  • 1 ounce of North American Hops
  • 1 packet of Ale Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of Irish Moss (optional)
  • 5 gallons of Water

The Brewing Process

Now that we have everything we need, it’s time to dive into the step-by-step brewing process:

  1. Fill a large pot with 5 gallons of water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add the Pale Malt Extract and stir it well to dissolve.
  3. Once the malt is fully dissolved, add the Rolled Oats, Chocolate Malt, and Roasted Barley.
  4. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 30 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  5. If desired, add the Irish Moss during the last 10 minutes of boiling for improved clarity.
  6. Add the North American Hops and let the mixture boil for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. After the total boiling time of 60 minutes, turn off the heat and remove the pot from the stove.
  8. Cool down the mixture by placing the pot in an ice bath or using a wort chiller until it reaches an ideal fermentation temperature, around 68-72°F (20-22°C).
  9. Transfer the cooled wort to a sanitized fermenter, leaving any sediment behind.
  10. Sprinkle the Ale Yeast on top of the wort and seal the fermenter with an airlock.
  11. Allow the beer to ferment for about 1-2 weeks or until the yeast activity subsides.
  12. After fermentation, it’s time to bottle or keg your Oatmeal Stout and let it carbonate for a few weeks.
  13. Don’t forget to enjoy responsibly!

Final Thoughts

Brewing an Oatmeal Stout in the style of Rogue takes time, patience, and a passion for craft brewing. It’s a style that offers delightful flavors and textures, perfect for enjoying during colder months or any time you crave a robust and satisfying beer.

Experimenting with various ingredients and techniques can also add your personal touch to the brew. Remember, brewing beer is both an art and a science, so have fun and don’t be afraid to try new things!

So grab your brewing equipment, gather your ingredients, and embark on this exciting journey of brewing the perfect Oatmeal Stout. Cheers to your brewing adventure!


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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