I’m brewing NB’s St Paul Porter tomorrow and since it has specialty grains I have to steep anyway, I was wondering if it would work to add some oats to those steeping grains if I were planning to steep for 30min at about 155*f? I like the mouthfeel that oats lend to beer, and was hoping this might be possible. I think I’ve read, though, that oatmeal should be mashed along with base malt.
So is this a dumb idea? Any advice appreciated as usual.