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  1. Steel-cut oats from Ireland are sometimes called Irish oats whereas rolled oats are used in England. So when I make English Stout I used rolled oats and when I make Irish Stout I use Steel cut oats. I always put them on a large cutting board first then crush them with a rolling pin then I put them in a muslin bag. Make sure you leave enough room in the bag for the oats to expand or the bag will burst. If I am making a small batch I use the Mr. Beer kit. I add 2 oz of oatmeal in a muslin bag to the water and simmer it for 25 minutes. Then I let it cool bring the water level back up take the muslin bag out and squeeze the liquid back into the pot. When cool I add booster bring it to a low boil then remove from heat. I then stir in my can of Mr. Beer, plus 9 oz of dark (LME) 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of black strap molasses. When I make a coffee stout I grind up the coffee beans and add them with the oatmeal in the muslin bag. I always use Mr. Beer kegs for my small batches for testing a new receipe. If I like it then I make a 5gal batch in my glass carboy's or in my 6.5 plastic ferminting bucket. Experiment that is what it is all about. I am a third generation home brewer My grandfather and father made their beer in ceramic crocks and used bleach and the oven to sterilize so their are really no set rules to brewing except one "SANTIZE EVERYTHING" I use flip top bottles Grolsch etc. for bottling all my beer. I prefer the smaller 5L Party Kegs over the large korny kegs which I have but seldom use anymore because I now prefer to make smaller batches of many different types of beer rather than 5 gals of one type of beer but I do make 5gal batches when I find a recipe I really like. Remember it is what ever you like to brew and how you like to do it. Start small first and experiment that is what it is all about!
  2. Steel-cut oats from Ireland are sometimes called Irish oats whereas rolled oats are used in England. So when I make English Stout I used rolled oats and when I make Irish Stout I use Steel cut oats. I always put them on a large cutting board first then crush them with a rolling pin then I put them in a muslin bag. Make sure you leave enough room in the bag for the oats to expand or the bag will burst. If I am making a small batch I use the Mr. Beer kit. I add 2 oz of oatmeal in a muslin bag to the water and simmer it for 25 minutes. Then I let it cool bring the water level back up take the muslin bag out and squeeze the liquid back into the pot. When cool I add booster bring it to a low boil then remove from heat. I then stir in my can of Mr. Beer, plus 9 oz of dark (LME) 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of black strap molasses. When I make a coffee stout I grind up the coffee beans and add them with the oatmeal in the muslin bag. I always use Mr. Beer kegs for my small batches for testing a new receipe. If I like it then I make a 5gal batch in my glass carboy's or in my 6.5 plastic ferminting bucket. Experiment that is what it is all about. I am a third generation home brewer My grandfather and father made their beer in ceramic crocks and used bleach and the oven to sterilize so their are really no set rules to brewing except one "SANTIZE EVERYTHING" I use flip top bottles Grolsch etc. for bottling all my beer. I prefer the smaller 5L Party Kegs over the large korny kegs which I have but seldom use anymore because I now prefer to make smaller batches of many different types of beer rather than 5 gals of one type of beer but I do make 5gal batches when I find a recipe I really like. Remember it is what ever you like to brew and how you like to do it. Start small first and experiment that is what it is all about! This is my standard 5 gal batch of English Stout but I prefer Irish Stout 8 pounds, British amber extract (I use dark for Irish Stout) 1/2 pound, black patent malt 1/2 pound, roasted barley 1/2 pound, chocolate malt 1 pound, steel cut oats 2 ounces, Eroica hops (boil) 1 ounce, Fuggles hops (finish) Whitbread ale yeast 1/2 cup, corn sugar (priming)
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