Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout Clone
Steep crushed malted grain in 2 gallons of 150° water (tap water is about 130°) for 30 minutes. Don’t fret the temp too much, relax. Remove the grain from the hot water with a strainer, then bring water to a boil. When boiling starts, remove pot from burner and add 1 cup malt syrup. Return to a boil, then add boiling hops and Irish Moss and boil for 60 minutes. Turn off heat then add remainder of malt syrup and stir to mix, wait 10 minutes to sanitize. Fill your sanitized carboy with 2 gallons of cold water. Strain the hot wort into the carboy and top off to the 5½ gallon mark. Add yeast when beer is less than 78°, and ferment at about 68-70° till fermentation is done, and bottle as usual.