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Re: Oat Mash

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  • waljaco
    You need some background reading - http://homedistiller.org http://tinyurl.com/3k2c5 http://tinyurl.com/3nnoy wal
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 31, 2004
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      You need some background reading -
      http://homedistiller.org
      http://tinyurl.com/3k2c5
      http://tinyurl.com/3nnoy

      wal
      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "mrplace01" <mrplace01@y...> wrote:
      >
      > I used rolled oats.
      >
      > I was under the impression that cooking starch in a water slurry is
      > one of the best methods of preparing for hydrolysis (the breaking
      > down of the starches to sugars) of the starch chain.
      >
      > IS this correct or did I miss something? This would be my first run
      > with anything other than a sugar/water wash.
      >
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > What is the source of enzymes to convert the starches in oats to
      > > fermentable sugars? Rolled (flaked) oats don't need boiling - they
      > > are already pre-gelatinized.
      > > wal
      > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "mrplace01"
      > <mrplace01@y...>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I have a quick question, I started a two gallon wash with oats
      > and
      > > a
      > > > tad of sugar to run in my pot still. I added distillers yeast
      > and
      > > > two tablespoons of nutrient. I boiled the oats in to almost a
      > paste
      > > > texture and added the remaining water/sugar to bring to two
      > gallons
      > > > (according to a recipe someone gave me). This was placed in a 3
      > > > gallon food grade container.
      > > >
      > > > I started the wash this afternoon, and it has about 5-6 inches
      > of
      > > > foam on the top now. My question is, can I remove the foam from
      > the
      > > > top with out altering the wash or ruining it?
      > > >
      > > > Thanks.
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