Saturday, November 5, 2011

Batch #19

Rum Raisin Oatmeal Stout
Pale Malt (Maris Otter), Flaked Oats, Roasted and Flaked Barley, Chocolate Malt, Crystal Malt,
Special B, Organic Raisins, Dark Rum.
Northern Brewer and Fuggle Hops
American Ale II Yeast w/ starter.

I have never had such an active fermentation. The blow off tube was a krausen subway for 60 hours. Finally, a week in it is calming down. I was looking to make a big beer. Not a 10%er, but something to enjoy for the holidays. I used a half pound of raisins in the boil and have another 4 ozs sitting in 8 ozs of dark rum for a few weeks. I didn't quite hit my OG on this. My mash tun was filled to capacity and I needed a small amount of DME to get it on it's feet. "We're gonna need a bigger pot."

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