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Maple Bacon Oatmeal Stout

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Maple Bacon Oatmeal Stout

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Beer Style: Oatmeal Stout (13C)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Oatmeal Stout
Beer Color

Description:

Full-bodied oatmeal stout with hints of maple and bacon... great for breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 12 lbs Pale Malt
  • 1 lb Flaked Oats
  • 12 oz English Chocolate Malt
  • 8 oz Roasted Barley
  • 4 oz Chocolate Malt
  • 2 oz Black (Patent) Malt
  • 1 lb Maple Syrup
  • 2 oz Williamette hops
  • Whitbread Ale yeast
  • 1 lb Sliced Bacon (uncooked weight)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 7 days
Secondary Ferment: 21 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.072
Final Gravity: 1.015
Alcohol by Vol: 7%
Color SRM: 43  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 34
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Procedure:

Mash grains at 153F for 60 minutes; mash out at 168F for 10 minutes; fly sparge with 170F water
Boil for 60 minutes; add the Willimette hops at start of boil; add maple syrup at 30 minutes
Cool, rack to fermenter and pitch yeast
Add add bacon extract (see below) for the last 7 days
Prime with 4.5 oz of Maple Syrup and bottle condition for at least 2 weeks

Bacon extract: Cook bacon slices crispy and try to drain off as much of the bacon fat as possible;
Crumble bacon, put in bowl, add enough vodka to cover and let sit; after two weeks, skim off any fat and strain bacon from extract using a fine mesh strainer or cloth (repeat as necessary); chill extract to congeal any remaining fat and skim (repeat as necessary).

Note: Bacon fat KILLS head retention!!! My first batch required a very rigorous poor to get a good head and even then it faded fast. It was still creamy and carbonated, but a stout with no foam is just not a stout! Anyway, it is essential to minimize the amount of fat in the bacon extract, so be diligent about removing fat from the extract.

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review rating
 Reviewed by Justin on Tue Jun 30 2015

I made this beer lovely beer but could not get bacon notes but enjoyed beer and would do it again