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Old 06-23-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I am brewing a brown ale recipe from off this site that calls for oats. I have already bought them, and my brew shop is closed today so I cant get anything to partial mash them with. So what should I do?

a) "steep" them knowing they wont convert

b) leave them out and dont worry about it

c) can I boil and strain, then add to wort?

d) I am up for suggestions

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Old 06-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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If you're committed to brewing today and considering its a brown ale recipe (not an oatmeal stout), I'd opt for leaving them out. I think the other options will add a lot of extra proteins and not the character desired.
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