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Old 11-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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So I have two almost full boxes of Gerber Baby Oatmeal and Mixed Grains that won't get eaten, about two pounds. I also have a couple of cans of pumpkin, honey, and various brewing grains.
I want to do a small batch with theses things using minimal barley malt. How much barley may be necessary to convert the baby food and pumpkin?

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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I've read (read: glossed over, because it's largely irrelevant to most brewing) about ways to calculate diastatic power, but from what I gestalt, with modern highly modified malts, it doesn't take much base malt to convert most adjuncts. If you're wanting to be conservative, perhaps use some 6-row barley (which has more enzymatic power than 2-row).
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:57 PM   #3
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Yea, I figured too that with so much adjunct I can just under go an extended, possibly overnight mash. It will be a one off brew anyway.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:53 AM   #4
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Rice hulls! Baby oatmeal is so fine its like hydraulic cement.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:59 AM   #5
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Rice hulls! Baby oatmeal is so fine its like hydraulic cement.
Good point starman. It will be mostly baby grains and pumpkin. I'll need tons of rice hulls.
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