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mrbounds:
Hi everyone,

I am planning on playing around with a few different grains in my next brew. I am an extract brewer who steeps grains so are there any special procedures to use if I am using flaked oats or do I just steep as if it were crystal malt etc?

Thanks in advance for your help.

dbeechum:
If you want to be absolutely spot on with the correct way to handle things, yes you need to mash the oats with a little pale malt to ensure they'll convert.

Basically think of it as a controlled steep at 15-something Fahrenheit (aka 155F) with some crushed 2-row and a few quarts of water.

mrbounds:
This may be a stupid question but do the oats need to be crushed before steeping?

denny:
Nope...no flaked grains need to be (or should be) crushed before steeping or mashing.

tygo:

--- Quote from: denny on March 05, 2010, 11:20:29 AM ---Nope...no flaked grains need to be (or should be) crushed before steeping or mashing.

--- End quote ---

I understand that they don't need to be but is there a specific reason they should not be crushed?

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