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Can you add additions to the primary?

I am making a chocolate + oat stout on the weekend and would like to add some additions (cacao nibs predominantly - toying with adding some rum soaked raisins). I do not however have a suitable ...
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Malted vs unmalted flaked oats

What difference to the mash and ultimately the end product will Flaked Oats vs Malted Flaked Oats make? I have run a recipe Nut Brown Ale using Malted Flaked Oats several times and recently reordered ...
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Is malt + wheat still a SMaSH?

Say if I add Extra Pale malt, then add some wheat, oats, or something else to add body/weight only to the beer, can it still be called a SMaSH?
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How does oat malt work for steeping?

I'm presently an extract, partial boil brewer. I was thinking of steeping oat malt (from, for example, Thomas Fawcett). Will this work? I'm using a recipe here, which calls for flaked oats. But ...
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How to keep your head on an oatmeal porter?

I am going have a re-brew of an oatmeal porter recipe that came out really well. The only downside (for me) was that it effectively had zero head. How can I increase head retention but still get the ...
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Oatmeal stout: Steeping or mash?

Ladies and Gentlemen of Homebrewing, I was cruising my Google+ account, and I am stalking (I mean following/stalking) Wil Wheaton, and I noticed he is a homebrewer! Tonight he posted a question. I ...
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Looking for Feedback on an Oatmeal Stout Recipe

I'm looking for some feedback. I usually do kit brews for now but I am looking to get into building my own recipes. This is my first go around on that. I want to do an oatmeal stout and I'd like to ...
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Should I include my specialty grains in a mini-mash?

I'm planning to use up all my leftovers from recent batches, augmented with minimal newly-purchased ingredients, to make an oatmeal stout. I know I need to mash the oats, so I picked up a pound of 2-...