One of my favorite styles is a semi-sweet, smooth easy drinking Oatmeal Stout. This is my first attempt at formulating one of my own.
Imperial Stouts are notorious for having massive blow-offs. My wife got me an Imperial Stout all-grain recipe kit from Midwest Supplies for Christmas, and I had some time shortly after Christmas to brew it up.
It’s still fermenting, but this is what was happening roughly 18 hours after pitching 2 packets of S-04:
By the time all was said and done, I lost roughly half a gallon of beer into the bucket.
This is the first Belgian I’ve made, and I decided to go big with a Tripel. This is also probably the best beer I’ve made yet, it certainly is my favorite.