I have been thinking about brewing an Oat pale ale for some time and may actually get around to doing it after my next batch. I am planning on using rolled oats, Simpson golden naked oats, and oat malt to make up about 50% of the total grist.
From what I understand the naked oats are basically a crystal oat malt. The dude at the LHBS told me that oat malt can be used as a base malt. Is this true? Does anyone have any experience with plain oat malt?
I plan on using about 50% two row but am curious about the DP of oat malt and the max % I could comfortably use.