Author Topic: Flaked Oats vs. Old Fashioned Oats  (Read 8001 times)

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Re: Flaked Oats vs. Old Fashioned Oats
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2011, 09:05:29 PM »
I use Quick Oats for my recipes that require oats. They are are broken into smaller pieces and are more readily dissolved in water. No cooking is required for quick oats, just toss them in the mash...

Absolutely right.  Fact is, you can even use instant oats to brew with. 
Old fashioned rolled oats and especially pinhead (aka steelcut) oats need to be well cooked first.
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Re: Flaked Oats vs. Old Fashioned Oats
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2011, 08:14:39 AM »
And I'm sure it's great for my health, a bowl of oatmeal in every glass.

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Re: Flaked Oats vs. Old Fashioned Oats
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2011, 08:41:29 AM »
I use Quick Oats for my recipes that require oats. They are are broken into smaller pieces and are more readily dissolved in water. No cooking is required for quick oats, just toss them in the mash...

Absolutely right.  Fact is, you can even use instant oats to brew with. 
Old fashioned rolled oats and especially pinhead (aka steelcut) oats need to be well cooked first.
I don't think they need to be.  Only if you want to get the fermentables out of them, which isn't really my concern.  They'll still impart their flavor/mouthfeel to the beer without cooking them first.
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