As we prepare for our event next month (more info soon), we are getting various recipes put together for feedback. Today Manny and I brewed our new Oatmeal Stout, Inked, and it’s sour brother, Agrio Inked. This is an Oatmeal Stout with a dose of Piloncillo sugar, and Agrio is the same recipe, soured with hill Country souring bacteria. Both Manny and I are big fans of sour stouts, so we have grand aspirations for Agrio Inked.
The brew went pretty smooth overall. We started early so that we could be done early. Since we were making 2 versions of the beer, we shot for 8.5 gallons total. 5.5 will be Inked, and the other 3 will be Agrio Inked. Of course there was the occasional slip up… but overall relatively smooth. The biggest issue we had was the STUPID FLIES that would not leave us alone! I had to dump two glasses of beer (well, not full glasses) because I found flies going for drunken dips. Stupid flies.
In the end, we were at about exactly the amount of wort we expected. The OG actually ended up a bit higher than expected so either we read it wrong (possible), we got a lot more from the mash than expected, or the math was wrong somewhere. Stupid math having to be a part of everyday life in everything. We’ll see where it ends up… we were expected about 6.4% but I think it will be higher.
Until next time… CHEERS! And we’ll hope to see you in person next month!
Brew Day Playlist:
Smashing Pumpkins: Zero EP
Tenacious D: Tribute EP
Louis Mackey & Thirtyseven: No Humans Allowed II – Yesterday, Tomorrow, and You
MF DOOM: Live from Planet X
Handsome Boy Modeling School: So How’s Your Girl?
DJ Shadow: The Private Press
From Beyond: One Year & The Colour Out of Space