Originally Posted by bradsul
If you want to get any fermentables out of the flaked barley you definitely need to mash them with a base malt as they have no diastatic power of their own.
If you're just looking for flavour and starches (mouthfeel), steeping is just fine.
How many lbs of 2 row does one need to convert 1lb of flaked barley? I want to do a PM stout w/ 6lbs of extract, 1 lb of RB and 1lb(?) flaked barley. Thanks,Charlie
PS- OP: sorry to steal a little of your post
PPS msut be nearing st Pats Day
Drinking Brown ale, Evil Twin Strong Ale,
Conditioning: Evil Twin Strong Ale, Belgian Dubbel
On Deck ESB, IPA, Arrogant Bastard Clone