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What it does :
Flaked barley adds a rich, smooth, grainy flavor to your beer. It is high in protein and beta glucans. As a result, it will improve the body, head formation and retention of your beer. However, it can also increase the haze potential.
What it is:
Flaked Barley are barley grains that have been steamed and rolled to gelatinize their starches, making them accessible for conversion to sugars. Because the grain is un-malted, it does not possess the enzymes required for this conversion by itself and it must be mashed with malted grains.
Flaked Barley can be up to 20 percent of your grist. Of course, the actual amount you need depends on the style of beer that you are making. Use our brewing calculators to compute the exact amount you need to achieve your specific original gravity and color targets.
Because Flaked Barley has been processed into flaked form, you do not have to pre-cook it to gelatinize its starches. You can add it directly to your mash to convert its starches to fermentable sugars.
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