Originally Posted by diptherunner
Cool! I was thinking of adding it to the mash, rather than steeping. Did it get gummy or clog up the mash out?
It gets a little gummy, but if you only use a pound or so it'll be fine.
Start with "Quick" oats. They don't need to be cooked before mashing, so they are most convenient.
Toast them in the oven at 350 for 10-20 minutes. They'll start to smell like oatmeal cookies, and turn tan and then brown. At 10 minutes, they should be lightly tanned, and at 20 minutes they will be darker. I like the middle range- a nice toasty color. Then you can use them in the mash.