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Homebrewing: Help on what type of stout to brew



Hi all. My name is Bug, and i haven't brewed in over 2 months

**crowd: Hi Bug**

Ok, so i haven't brewed in awhile because i just moved into my first house.

I want to brew a stout. I have yet to brew a stout before and i have 3 types to choose from.

1) Oatmeal Stout. Tried and true, i love a good oatmeal stout. Sam smith may be one of my favorite beers.
2) Bourbon Barrel Stout: I've been having a bourbon barrel for about 5 months now, and have yet to use it. It's been resting in a sanitizing solution. If i go this route, i'm going buy some cheap whiskey and fill it up again, before secondarying into the barrel.
3) Coffee Stout: Found a great recipe in Zymurgy for a good coffee stout. Interested in trying it.

I am leaning more towards bourbon barrel at the moment. Really want to use that barrel, and use some good woodford reserve for the actual brew.

Your thoughts?








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Really want to use that barrel, and use some good woodford reserve for the actual brew.


Sounds like you have already made up your mind.






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Sounds like you have already made up your mind.


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You didn't buy the bourbon barrel to take up space. Use it!

I'd go with a big imperial stout and secondary in the barrel.






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You didn't buy the bourbon barrel to take up space. Use it! I'd go with a big imperial stout and secondary in the barrel.


This.


After our Porter did so well in the bourbon barrel I want to brew a big RIS and let it finish in the barrel for a month or two.






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After our Porter did so well in the bourbon barrel I want to brew a big RIS and let it finish in the barrel for a month or two.


Yes please.






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Yes please.



Also...All grain attempt... Built the mash tun recently with stuff from Homebrewfinds.com



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BugAC
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OK, ordered the AHS Oaked Imperial Whiskey Stout All-Grain kit.

I will be brewing next Sunday. I'm going to have to shake off the cobwebs. It's been awhile.

LINK

I went with the double yeast pitching method. As i said, it's been awhile since i've done anything but drink good beer. Do i add both of my wyeast packs at the same time, if i'm double pitching? Or do i wait for the first pack to do their job, then add the second?

I will be making a starter, as per usual.






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Do i add both of my wyeast packs at the same time, if i'm double pitching? Or do i wait for the first pack to do their job, then add the second?



Both at once.






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BugAC
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Both at once.


Ok. I get to use my giant 2L erlinmeyer flask finally. Just need to find a stopper.

Also, anyone have any plans for a cheap and easy stir plate?






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We had a big build day a while back, I'm sure I could get the plans/directions





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Just need to find a stopper.



Sanitized tin foil is fine for starters and fermentation in general but I believe Northern Brewer sells some foam type stopper for starters.






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