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Recipe: manfre / Vanilla Oatmeal Stout (revision #1)

  • Started Brewing: Jan 21, 2013
  • Original Gravity: 1.051
  • Primary Fermentation Complete (Estimated): Jan 29, 2013
  • Secondary Fermentation Complete (Estimated): Feb 06, 2013
  • Ready to Drink (Estimated): Mar 06, 2013

Notes From Jan. 21, 2013 (Brewing)

Gravity Reading: 1.051

Wort has a nice dark color. Rehydrated yeast for ~45 minutes in water and wort to ensure viability of yeast.

Notes From Jan. 30, 2013 (Moving to Secondary)

Gravity Reading: 1.030

Yeast is probably working slower due to this being one of the coldest weeks this winter and the fermenter was sitting on a floor above an uninsulated crawl space instead of on a floor directly on the slab.

Carboy has been put in a warmer room and will stay there until gravity is below 1.02.

Notes From Feb. 17, 2013 (Bottling/Kegging)

Gravity Reading: 1.019

The yeast was working a bit slower than I had hoped. The vanilla flavoring was subtle and about as intense as I wanted it. Giving the yeast more time to push the gravity down probably would have made the vanilla flavor too pronounced. I opted to bottle now with a lower alcohol percent for the sake of a more desirable flavor.