1st place for "dry stout" and 3rd place for "sweet stout".  Photo credit to Stephen Formica

1st place for “dry stout” and 3rd place for “sweet stout”. Photo credit to Stephen Formica

You know that word association test?  The one where the doctor says a word and you say the first thing that comes to your mind?  Well, when most people hear “dry stout” they knee jerkingly think “Guinness” and rightfully so.   Guinness and dry stouts, in general, are delightfully tasty beers.  What’s more, they are shockingly cheap and pretty simple to make.

Double batch / 80% brewhouse efficiency / 60 minute boil.  Cook rolled oats as you would previous to the mash and toss them in.  I used oats in leui of flaked barley because that’s what I had on hand.

* I took a play from Gordon Strong’s book and added the roasted barley 10 minutes before lauter.


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