Get a big plastic ziplock bag and a rolling pin...or wine bottle or a mallet and go over them a bit...that will be enough to open them a bit to get all the good flavors exposed to the water.
Why do you feel the need to roast the roasted grain further, there's really no need, and you run the risk of scorching it....and really with grains that dark you don't want them any more roasted. It's one thing to take 2 row and make crystal, but not to take a darker malt and risk bringing out the unpleasant characteristics.
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