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Offline fmader

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Flaked oats
« on: August 14, 2014, 07:02:58 PM »
Can you used store bought flaked oats such as Quaker Oats and have the same results as flaked oats from a HBS?
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Flaked oats
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 07:24:19 PM »
According to how to brew, flaked oats are the same thing as instant oatmeal oats.

http://www.howtobrew.com/section2/chapter12-2.html

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Re: Flaked oats
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 04:48:46 AM »
According to how to brew, flaked oats are the same thing as instant oatmeal oats.

http://www.howtobrew.com/section2/chapter12-2.html

+1.  I've used Quaker in oatmeal stout many times.
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Re: Flaked oats
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 05:09:55 AM »
According to how to brew, flaked oats are the same thing as instant oatmeal oats.

http://www.howtobrew.com/section2/chapter12-2.html

+1.  I've used Quaker in oatmeal stout many times.
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Re: Flaked oats
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 05:25:38 AM »
I always have bulk organic oats around but they are not instant. Would that matter?
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Re: Flaked oats
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 05:53:37 AM »
Quick oats would require cooking I believe. Might be able to get away with following the normal steps and add to the mash.

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Re: Flaked oats
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 06:30:14 AM »
All rolled oats are cooked before being flattened, including traditional, quick oats, and instant. The difference is only how thin and small the pieces are (how close the rollers are). So all types are already gelatinized and can be added directly to the mash. I use Quaker traditional (the kind that takes 5 minutes to cook) because its what I have on hand for oatmeal - I like the texture better than quick or instant. But for beer, texture doesn't matter. I wouldn't use instant only because its probably more expensive.
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Re: Flaked oats
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2014, 07:28:04 AM »
I have always used quick oats in my oat beers. No problem.
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Re: Flaked oats
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 07:51:30 AM »
I was going off of what Palmer said in How to Brew. I have used Instant because it is what I keep for breakfast.