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What it does :
Flaked rice does not add any flavor to your beer. However, it will lower the protein and tannin content of your beer. As a result, it will lower the body of your beer. It will also help to eliminate the haze potential when used as a substitute for 6-row barley malt. Flaked rice will add a characteristic dryness to the mouthfeel. Its use can help to accentuate hop flavor in the finished beer.
What it is:
Flaked Rice is rice that has been steamed and rolled to gelatinize its 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 Rice 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 Rice 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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