I would not worry about removing the husks. Just scoop out some grain and use it. Looks like my next brewing day will also be a cooking/baking day...
Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares? Arr!