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Flaked Oats and stuck sparges
« on: March 12, 2016, 05:22:32 PM »
Planning on brewing a recipe with 18% flaked oats. I've never had a stuck sparge before, but I'm just curious if it may happen and what to do if it does happen!

I also read briefly about a temperature (beta-glucan) rest...any thoughts on this?


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Re: Flaked Oats and stuck sparges
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 05:58:20 PM »
It depends on your MT but you are probably fine with only 18%. OTOH a stuck sparge really, really sucks. A few hands of rice hulls are cheap and convenient.

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Re: Flaked Oats and stuck sparges
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2016, 06:07:31 PM »

It depends on your MT but you are probably fine with only 18%. OTOH a stuck sparge really, really sucks. A few hands of rice hulls are cheap and convenient.
Yeah good idea in the future. Can you buy rice hulls at the supermarket???

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Re: Flaked Oats and stuck sparges
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2016, 06:10:23 PM »
I've never seen them at the supermarket around here.  The only experience I have with them says to soak them before using them so they don't suck up your wort.
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Re: Flaked Oats and stuck sparges
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 03:43:49 AM »
Stuck sparge...OMG...what am I to do...Crikey...Add hot water and start over...it's not rocket science folks...
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Re: Flaked Oats and stuck sparges
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 04:41:55 AM »
I've had a stuck spare once.  I blew in the hose and stirred the grain bed.  Fixed. 

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Re: Flaked Oats and stuck sparges
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 06:47:21 PM »
flaked oats don't seem to be a problem for me...    flaked corn however... can be a nightmare...  especially if it's fine...   

when using flaked corn I usually try to add it last so that the majority of it stays towards the upper half of my mash......    no problems with oats..  or flaked wheat or anything else...   

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Re: Flaked Oats and stuck sparges
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 06:53:09 PM »
Raking the grain bed helps prevent stuck sparges.

If it is getting too compacted I rake the top of the bed with the side of a spoon.
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