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Session Oatmeal Stout: Tasting Notes

Session Oatmeal Stout: Tasting Notes

I’m a big fan of all types of stout, especially around March and springtime. For March 2013, I brewed the Big Oatmeal Stout, an oatmeal stout taken to the limits (of the BJCP style guidelines, of course). At 6% ABV, it was quite a tasty beer, and held up with age. For March 2014, I … Continue reading

AHB Blog: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

AHB Blog: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In this weekly update, I wanted to wish the readers and followers of The Apartment Homebrewer a happy, safe, and hopefully beery St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll be enjoying a full Victorian pint of my Session Oatmeal Stout, eating a full plate of fish and chips, and listening to my favorite Celtic band, Gaelic Storm. (for … Continue reading

AHB Blog: Kegging the Session Oatmeal Stout

AHB Blog: Kegging the Session Oatmeal Stout

After a hard graduate school exam on Monday (sob…), I am getting back to brewing operations. Last night, I (finally) kegged a session-strength oatmeal stout, coming in at 2.9% ABV. I am anxious to see how this one comes out. Hydrometer tube sample showed a promising start. I might bring this one to the Zealots … Continue reading

Big Oatmeal Stout: Tasting Notes

Big Oatmeal Stout: Tasting Notes

From the brew day last March, finally, here are the tasting notes to my Big Oatmeal Stout (the link to the brew day is here). This one came out great and has been folding up well with age. Coming in at 6% ABV, this beer isn’t that strong across the stout spectrum (Imperial stout, for … Continue reading

Naked Blonde Ale: Tasting Notes

Naked Blonde Ale: Tasting Notes

After anxiously awaiting over 2 months, the Naked Blonde Ale (an American Blonde Ale with a high proportion of Simpsons Golden Naked Oats) has completed fermentation and bottled-conditioning. Starting at 1.046, using US-05, this ale finished fermentation down to 1.009, attenuating over 80% (this was due to low mash temperatures). Fermenting around 68 F, the US-05 showed … Continue reading

Big Oatmeal Stout: Brew Day

Big Oatmeal Stout: Brew Day

Last weekend, I was hit with a craving for a big, malty stout, but had none on hand, nor had any ageing in the homebrew archives (gasp!). So, to remedy this problem, I decided to brew up what was on my mind, and came up with a recipe for a big (or big-ish, 1.060+) Oatmeal stout. … Continue reading

Naked Blonde Ale: Brew Day

Naked Blonde Ale: Brew Day

As suggestive as the name of this beer sounds, it is really just an ingredient exploration brew using Simpsons Golden Naked Oats in a basic blonde ale, hence “Naked”  Blonde. I have only used oats once before in brewing, and that was flaked oats in an oatmeal stout (when I was a beginner brewer). Thus, … Continue reading