From what I've read, a malt needs to have a diastatic power of 35L to self-convert. Does this mean that a malt with say a diastatic power of 70L is able to self-convert AND convert an equal amount of grain with no diastatic power?
I do partial mashes and I'm trying to figure out if I have enough base malt in a recipe to convert the specialty grains. I want to use 1.75 lbs of Maris Otter plus ~2lb of specialty malts (all with no power to convert). Will this work? Does it matter what the specialty grains are? FWIW, I am already pushing my limit on the amount of grain I can mash.