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Flaked Oats - Protein Rest Necessary?
« on: May 04, 2010, 03:33:02 PM »
Just curious what the general consensus is out there.  If using flaked oats, is a protein rest necessary?  I also understand that you don't want oats comprising more than 30% of the grist.  Is this correct?  Do folks tend to use rice hulls if a substantial portion of the grist is comprised of flaked oats?

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Re: Flaked Oats - Protein Rest Necessary?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 08:34:21 AM »
I've never used or felt like I needed a protein rest with flaked oats.
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Re: Flaked Oats - Protein Rest Necessary?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 09:30:46 AM »
Thanks for that, but I've never found any problems associated with not doing a p rest with them.
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Re: Flaked Oats - Protein Rest Necessary?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 09:40:27 AM »
I use a pound of flaked oats per 5 gallon batch (which is just under 9% of the grist) in my oatmeal stout without doing a protein rest, and it turns out great.