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#1 Zsasz

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 04:14 AM

Just curious if anyone has any opinion on the various flaked oats that a brewer could use.  I've used:

 

  • oats that came from the homebrew shop (looks like it might just be old fashioned flaked oats)
  • quick oats from the grocery store (these appear to just to the old fashioned flaked oats that have been cut into smaller pieces)

 

I have not used the old fashioned oats from the grocery store or steel cut oats (would need to be cooked first I'm guessing).

 

so anyway - in terms of the final product is there really any difference?  I have some old fashioned oats sitting in the pantry that I don't think anyone is going to use.  At some point my son used some of them to make granola bars I think.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 05:14 AM

I have only used the ones from the grocery store (store brand, quaker or Bob's red mill) all with good success. I plan to do the same this weekend for an oatmeal Stout.
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#3 Zsasz

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:00 AM

I have only used the ones from the grocery store (store brand, quaker or Bob's red mill) all with good success. I plan to do the same this weekend for an oatmeal Stout.

 

which type?  quick or old fashioned rolled?


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#4 djinkc

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:21 AM

which type?  quick or old fashioned rolled?

I've used both and think quick converts faster - smaller flakes.  Oats will convert at mash temperatures.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:51 AM

Grocery store oats (the quick type) are all I use these days.

 

When I actually take time to plan ahead, I will weigh out what oats I need and lightly bake them in the oven.  Once baked and cooled, into a brown paper bag for a week - 10 days to rest.

 

Last time I did that, the mash smelled like fresh-baked oatmeal cookies; the beer (oatmeal stout) turned out terrific.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 07:36 AM

which type?  quick or old fashioned rolled?

quick.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 05:16 PM

My LHBS sells the exact same quick rolled oats from Grain Millers that I buy at Winco in bulk for 1/2 the price same, 25 lb paper bags.


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:16 PM

I've used quick oats and "homebrew store" oats. I believe anything else needs to be cooked prior to mashing.

 

On a side, note, anyone know what the max amount of oats you can use is?


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 03:39 PM

I think I have only ever used Briess 




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