Blackbeard Oatmeal Stout Update

When I moved my stout from primary to secondary fermentation, the gravity had dropped from 1.050 to 1.020. Not quite what I wanted, so hopefully secondary will keep the process going.

I’m skeptical however, since below the layer of yeast trub was a dark layer of settled malt sediments. It was kind of pretty, but I fear it may have weakened my beer. So far its good, but a little sweet.

4 Responses to “Blackbeard Oatmeal Stout Update”


  • I know that 1.020 is a little high but don’t you want the stout to be a little sweet, maybe a FG of 1.015 or so? Thats possible in secondary. What kind of yeast did you use?

    On a side note my Stout seems to be taking the same route, meaning I’m not sure the FG will be that low. High krausen wasn’t that high. Maybe I should have done a yeast starter sense its a 4 gallon batch until I add the 1 gallon of cofee. Any ideas?

  • I know that 1.020 is a little high but don’t you want the stout to be a little sweet, maybe a FG of 1.015 or so? Thats possible in secondary. What kind of yeast did you use?

    On a side note my Stout seems to be taking the same route, meaning I’m not sure the FG will be that low. High krausen wasn’t that high. Maybe I should have done a yeast starter sense its a 4 gallon batch until I add the 1 gallon of cofee. Any ideas?

  • 1 gallon of coffee? jebus!

  • Well its about 10 oz of espresso brewed to a gallon, but yeah its a lot.

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