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Offline spangltk

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Just finished brew day on this recipe and had some problems with my OG. I did the extract option, steeping .5# of flaked oats and Carapils. My OG came out low. Looking into it I find that Carapils has no diastic power but flaked oats needs to be mashed.

Is this recipe correct or is this a mistake? I may end up throwing out this batch and keeping my Muscat concentrate for a future one.

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Re: Problem with White Lightning Recipe, Vol 35, No 2 (current), pg 20
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 12:04:05 am »
how low were you? .5 lbs oats is not going to give you very much. .004 points more or less. I really wouldn't worry about it. while flaked oats should be mashed to give sugar I THINK that they will still lend a smoothness and head retention as a steeping grain. If you were more than .004 points off your expected OG I would assume it is a bad reading as extract recipes are nearly always right on.
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