[quote=“jasper”]Made this Beer on Black Friday. Thought it might be fun to make a stout on that day! Boy was I in for a surprise. What a pain. Had the mother of all stuck runoffs. :x Couldn’t even get my 1st runnings out of it. I put a screened colander underneath the ball valve on my cooler to catch the trickle that came out and ran to my LHBS to get rice hulls. Dumped 2 #s of hulls into a spare mashtun and then loaded it up with the gooey grist. After a few spurts it finally drained .Wow.
Does anyone know if Jamil mentions this beer having a tendency to CLOG with the Dusted Barley and the Flaked barley combo? I haven’t listened to his pod casts. Maybe i should. Hope this sludge turns out good. At least my Red Rye brewed flawlessly! :cheers: [/quote]
Jasper - your post rang a bell so I checked my brew log and found that when I brewed this recipe, I had pretty much my only stuck mash in over 70 batches of beer. I really think it’s a combo of the dusted barley and the flaked barley, like you said. I ended up thinning out the mash and basically doing a batch sparge (that was back in my fly-sparge days). My efficiency was ridiculously high on this batch too - 90%.
Luckily, it’s worth the trouble. This is a great beer and you’ll enjoy the heck out of it. I fully intend to brew this one again in the spring. For now, I’m brewing an Oatmeal stout followed by an espresso stout in another month or two. Gotta have stout in the winter! Dry stout is nice in the summer months because it’s so dry and refreshing (for a stout).