Ok, so I'm a relatively new brewer. I've done probably 10 brews, however I've always done it out of a kit and have kegged it afterwards. Brewing from a kit is super easy, it's basically boil it, bucket it, put it in a keg. I have a few questions though, since I'm trying to brew without a kit this time. I went to the homebrew store, told them what I wanted to make, and they gave me the ingredients, but I don't have instructions. First off, here's what I have:
1 lb Plain Extra Dark DME,
A bag of grains,
5 oz lactose,
1 oz Czech Saaz hop pellets,
I'm looking to brew a 1 gallon vanilla coffee oatmeal milk stout. Can anyone help me out with what times and temperatures would be a good estimate to accomplish this? What I'm thinking based on how I remember brewing from kits, I should boil the grain bag for about 20 minutes, reduce to about 165 degrees and add the hop pellets, 1 oz of lactose, and the DME for about 45 minutes. The Irish moss I add 1/4 tsp in the last 15 minutes.
Does all this sound right? If not, which step should I change?
Also, when would I add the oats? Would that go in with my grains, then removed after the 20 minutes, or should I add that later and siphon out?