« on: February 28, 2014, 12:31:29 PM »
QuoteRoast them and put in for the mash. Use a dump truck load of rice hulls.
I've never used rice hulls. After searching several opinions it seems amounts of usage vary depending on recipe. The consensus seems to be between a 1/2 and 1 pound for a 5 gallon batch but that isn't for a pumpkin ale. I'm doing a 2.5 gallon batch. Half pound about right? Also, some are pre-soaking the hulls, any added benefit to this other than reducing absorption?
I'd go at least that. I might go a pound. Pumpkin can really gum up the mash. There's not much more frustrating on brew day than a stuck mash.