You need some background reading -
--- In email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...>
> > 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 email@example.com, "mrplace01"
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I have a quick question, I started a two gallon wash with oats
> > a
> > > tad of sugar to run in my pot still. I added distillers yeast
> > > two tablespoons of nutrient. I boiled the oats in to almost a
> > > texture and added the remaining water/sugar to bring to two
> > > (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
> > > foam on the top now. My question is, can I remove the foam from
> > > top with out altering the wash or ruining it?
> > >
> > > Thanks.