Gambrinus Honey Malted Oats in the Brewhouse: Forgotten Star Brewing, Oatmeal Stout
Gambrinus Honey Malted Oats came about by combining the best of two great things: the flavor characteristics of Gambrinus Honey Malt and the ongoing popularity of New England-style and hazy IPAs. It provides strong bready, grainy, and sweet notes but its darker color, sweetness, and ability to build body set it apart from other malted oats on the market.
Matt Asay, Founder & Head Brewer at Forgotten Star Brewing had the opportunity utilize Gambrinus Honey Malted Oats and we sat down with him to see how it went.
What attracted you to the malt?
I’ve used Gambrinus Honey Malt several times across a variety of beer styles and have always been happy with the results. One of the best parts of my job is experimenting with new ingredients and techniques. The new Honey Malted Oats just sounded very appealing and a fun way to add a new depth of complexity to some of our beers.
What beer did you brew with the malt?
Oatmeal Stout, I thought this was the obvious choice to try.
What are your impressions of the malt?
They tasted great and were easy to work with since they still have their husk. We subbed in the Honey Malted Oats for a lot of the normal flaked oats that we use in this beer recipe. The combination of these oats and the roasted malts made for one incredible smelling mash!
How’d the final beer turn out?
The Oatmeal Stout turned out incredibly smooth and easy to drink. There is a toasted oatmeal sweetness I feel brings a mild vanilla characteristic, which balanced nicely with the chocolate malt and Crisp Finest Maris Otter®. Overall, I’m very happy with it, and will definitely keep using Gambrinus Honey Malted Oats in this recipe.