Torrified Vs. Flaked - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Torrified Vs. Flaked

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-02-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
JVD_X
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
JVD_X's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Gainesville, Virginia
Posts: 1,478
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts



Hi Folks,

When is it appropriate to use torrified vs. flaked wheat/oats?

Is there a difference in their utilization based on beer style? Does one produce more fermentables than the other?

thanks!
__________________
- JVD_X

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
sonetlumiere85
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 389
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Flaked are pregelatinized which allows for the starches to be readily accessible by enzymes in the mash. Torrified is heat treated, sorta like blown glass, and it allows for the malt to be wetted more quickly, which also decreases conversion time and provides higher yield. Flakes also contribute less color, but torrified claims to improve head retention.

I don't think oats are available torrified, just wheat and barley. Torrified wheat is used in British pale ales for head retention, according to some sources. Oat flakes also apparently have slightly lower yield. Almost all oats made for brewing are from UK suppliers - Simpson's, Fawcett, etc.
I'd say they're both great!


 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
Ryan_PA
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Horsham, PA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,881
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts


Also, what is the big difference between flaked oats and rolled? I think it has something to do with rolled not being malted and requires a cereal mash, but have been wanting to confirm.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 03:14 PM   #4
sonetlumiere85
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 389
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Flaked oats can be used in a regular mash, I know that much.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flaked Oats AND Flaked Barley for head retention ? Bru Recipes/Ingredients 1 08-21-2009 10:07 AM
cara-pils vs flaked wheat vs flaked oats ChickenSoop Recipes/Ingredients 6 06-13-2009 08:47 PM
Telling my flaked oats from flaked barley jacksonbrown Recipes/Ingredients 6 05-06-2009 02:47 PM
Farmer's market = lactose, flaked barley, flaked oats! Pete08 Recipes/Ingredients 4 12-24-2008 04:36 PM
Flaked Corn / Flaked Rice / Torrified Wheat Mutilated1 Recipes/Ingredients 1 06-24-2008 06:36 PM


Forum Jump