Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:23 pm

A couple folks asked me to post this recipe. It took a second place in public voting at a local brewery competition for experimental beers this past weekend. It got beat by a Hawaiian Porter (Kona coffee, chocolate, and toasted coconut). Who can compete with that combination?

Anyway here is my beer which tastes exactly like an oatmeal raisin cookie. I plan to do a winter warmer version of it soon for next winter.
06-13-2009 Bugeater Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

A ProMash Brewing Session Report

Brewing Date: Saturday June 13, 2009
Head Brewer: Wayne Faris
Asst Brewer:
Recipe: Bugeater Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

21-A Spice/Herb/Vegetable, Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer

Min OG: 1.020 Max OG: 1.120
Min IBU: 12 Max IBU: 100
Min Clr: 2 Max Clr: 70 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 9.00
Anticipated OG: 1.048 Plato: 11.86
Anticipated SRM: 10.3
Anticipated IBU: 21.2
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.044 Plato: 10.97
Actual FG: 1.011 Plato: 2.82

Alc by Weight: 3.40 by Volume: 4.34 From Measured Gravities.
ADF: 74.3 RDF 61.8 Apparent & Real Degree of Fermentation.

Actual Mash System Efficiency: 79 %
Anticipated Points From Mash: 39.41
Actual Points From Mash: 41.50


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
16.7 1.50 lbs. Munich Malt(light) America 1.033 10
55.6 5.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3
11.1 1.00 lbs. Flaked Oats America 1.033 2
5.6 0.50 lbs. Crystal 120 1.033 120
11.1 1.00 lbs. Turbinado Sugar Generic 1.046 0

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
1.00 oz. Goldings - B.C. Whole 5.20 21.2 60 min.


Amount Name Type Time
0.50 Tsp Cinnamon Spice 0 Days(fermenter)
0.25 Tsp Nutmeg Spice 0 Days(fermenter)
0.25 Tsp Cloves Spice 0 Days(fermenter)
1.00 Unit(s)Vanilla Bean Other 0 Days(fermenter)
6.00 Oz Bourbon Other 0 Days(fermenter)


White Labs WLP002 English Ale

Mash Schedule

Mash Type: Single Infusion Batch Sparge

Grain Lbs: 8.00
Water Qts: 12.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 3.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.50

Tun Thermal Mass: 0.00
Grain Temp: 70 F

Dough In Temp: 0 Time: 0
Saccharification Rest Temp: 154 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp: 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp: 180 Time: 5

Total Mash Volume Gal: 3.64 - After Additional Infusions


Toast the rolled oats at 325° F in a convection oven for 1 hours to achieve
a light brown toast.

Turbinado sugar addition will go into secondary fermenter. Invert the sugar by mixing the sugar in ratio of 3:1 by weight with water. Bring to a boil until sugar completely dissolved. Add 1 tsp lemon juice and simmer until sugar solution turns clear.

Steep 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg, 1/4 tsp whole cloves, and 1 split and scraped vanilla bean in 6 ounces bourbon until time to keg. Strain
bourbon and add to keg to taste.
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:45 pm

Wow Bug, that sound absolutely decadent. I'm gonna try it, my wife may even drink that, thanks!

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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:32 pm

Thanks for the post that will go in the to do list :jnj
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:01 pm

Very cool Bug - thanks for sharing!

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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:09 am

thanks for posting this. i've seen you mention it before and i would've been PMing you for it eventually anyway
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:03 am

Looks like I figured out what beer I'm serving at Thanksgiving...

You rock, Bug!

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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:31 pm

+1 to the duck!
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:40 am

definitely adding this
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