Toast or not to toast Oats

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Crock_it_out

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I know there is a ton of threads on here about toasting oats but I still haven't really found my answer. The question is....if I toast my oats will that dry out the oils that add to mouthfeel and head retention? I do want the toasty undertone but I don't want to lose the other attributes of the oats?
 

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For oatmeal stout recipes, I see that some people advocate toasting the oats first. I'm assuming that's to add some "roastiness" to it. But my question: is that really necessary when you already have roasted malts in the bill to do that?
 

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Toasting adds a nutty flavor. It doesn't diminish mouthfeel or head retention.
 
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