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Old 02-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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I am working on a recipe for a Robust Porter that calls for 12 oz of Flaked Oats in recipe for 5.0 gallons. I believe it will help body and mouthfeel.

I read somewhere that oats can be cooked and then added to the mash. Is this the best way to use them? Do they really need pre-cooked or can I just add dry flaked oats to my 60 min mash?

I'll be doing a partial mash of 6.5 lbs of grain, 12 oz of oats and 3 lbs of DME.

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Brewing oats are already pre-gelatinized, so they can be added straight to the mash. Instant oatmeal from grocery stores works the same way.

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can I just add dry flaked oats to my 60 min mash?
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Only if you're using INSTANT oats. Old fashioned oats need to be pre-cooked.

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Good to know. I was planning on just using instant oats I have in my pantry.

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Only if you're using INSTANT oats. Old fashioned oats need to be pre-cooked.

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He said he's using flaked oats.
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He said he's using flaked oats.
"Old Fashioned" oats (Quaker) need to be cooked first, as do steel cut oats. Quaker Quick Oats, and instant oats, do not. The flaked oats you buy at the homebrew store do not.
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The Quaker oats are ALL flakes.

Brewing flaked oats are precooked, yes.

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I looked on the Quaker Oats site. The Quick Oats and Instant Oats are not precooked. Will this matter?

Is there any reason not to just use the 1-minute (or 3-minute, I forget which) generic store-brand oatmeal instead of flaked oats from the LHBS?

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I looked on the Quaker Oats site. The Quick Oats and Instant Oats are not precooked. Will this matter?

Is there any reason not to just use the 1-minute (or 3-minute, I forget which) generic store-brand oatmeal instead of flaked oats from the LHBS?
Quick Oats and Instant Oats do not need to be cooked first. Just mash it with the grains.
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