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Old 03-15-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
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I am trying to make an Irish Stout and I have seen a lot of recipes that have Flaked Barley in the recipe. The problem is that most of the recipes are all grain and I am an extract brewer.

Simple question. Can I steep flaked barley with my other grains before my boil?

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Old 03-15-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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I am trying to make an Irish Stout and I have seen a lot of recipes that have Flaked Barley in the recipe. The problem is that most of the recipes are all grain and I am an extract brewer.

Simple question. Can I steep flaked barley with my other grains before my boil?

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Flaked barley must be mashed. But.........you can easily mash the other grains with the barley, and just make sure you have some 2-row in there to convert it. It's easy- just like a steep, really. What recipe are you considering? We can help you formulate a recipe that uses flaked barley.


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Old 03-16-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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I haven't really picked a recipe yet. I was actually going to make up a recipe based on what I liked.

I am going to throw bourbon soaked oak into the secondary.

Nothing is set in stone yet.
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You can do a search on "mini-mash" and "micro-mash".. Generally, those techniques are used when you want to extract-brew, but have grains that must be mashed, not steeped, like flaked barley, oats, etc.

The quick version is: Steep like you normally do, but keep temp under 150-155, for twice as long. Make sure you have a little 2row
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