Hey guys, I have a quick question. I have a Sticky Wicket stout kit that I'm planning on doing next. I also have some quick oats I'd like to add.
Here is what I know:
I know that the oats need to be mashed with enzymes to convert it to a sugar that the yeast can use. I also know that the oats can be steeped and added to the wort for added body/flavor but not much else.
On to my question:
Can I mash the oats in the Sticky Wicket wort for some successful sugar conversion? Basically, I would put together the wort as usual, throw the oats in (bagged), hold the temperature at 160 for 30-60 minutes, drain the oats, and dump the wort in the keg as usual. Would this do anything useful or do the oats need to be mashed with actual grain and not extract?
I'd really appreciate any input.