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What it does :
Flaked oats provide little aroma and flavor contribution to your beer. However, because of the high gum and protein content, using flaked oats increases your beer's body and smoothness. It can also increase the haze potential.
What it is:
Flaked Oats are oats 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 Oats can be up to 10 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 Oats 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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