Topic: Oat Beer
I strained the mash to remove the lumps of oats, so now it is a brown liquid. It doesn't appeal to me, but that may be just because I expect it to smell like fermenting barley. It looked dead, so I added a little sugar to it. That brought it back to life with lots of fizzing and bubbles throughout, so it looks a little more appealing.
Later, when I finally summoned up the courage to actually taste it, rather than merely sniff it, it tasted acceptable. Flat, bland and sweet, but OK. Also, it felt a bit too thick and viscous (like the raspberry ale). I'm going to let it set down its sediment and then I will bottle it as I did the beer, trying to avoid pulling up the sediment. It's not going to taste like barley malt beer, but no doubt it will probably be quite strong, what with all the sugar I added.
I just have to accept and expect that it's not going to taste like beer made from barley, and I'm used to beer made from barley, and I prefer it.