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Old 06-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Keep meaning to post this: When you have a grain bill that includes flaked grain, do you crush it or leave it as is and just mix it in with the remaining grains after crushing?

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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You can if you want, but you do t need to.

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Old 06-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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I do not crush the flaked corn. I add it to the grains when I mash.

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Old 06-08-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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I crush the grains then add any rolled oats/barley or rice hulls as I add the crushed grains to the mash tun. Depending on the size of the grain bill, that could be during one, or more, pauses (to mix better/easier).

If you're uncertain try it both ways and compare results.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #5
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I crush the whole grains, then dump the flaked grains into the bucket with them and mix by hand ahead of time. Then dough-in as usual.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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I asked the same question a couple weeks ago and was advised that you generally should not crush flaked wheat as it could cause a stuck sparge, especially if the flaked wheat is a significant portion of the grain bill. I had already mixed mine in with the other grains so I crushed it but it was only a half pound so I had no problems

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