Re: Rice Hulls
It's not a stuck wash that rice hulls prevent, it's a stuck sparge. Sparging is where you drain/rinse the sugary water off of starch-converted (mashed) grain. When the grain bed does not allow liquid to flow (sorta) easily through it, that's a stuck sparge. I'm guessing your bulk rice hulls will probably work well for avoiding stuck sparges.
Zymurgy Bob on the road
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> I haven't come across a stuck wash yet, so I haven't had the reason to investigate rice hulls. In my travels today I was at a very large rice milling facility, where the hulls were removed by the truck load to be used as fuel. My question is how exactly does the hull "unstick" a stuck wash? When one buys rice hulls, are they more or less the same as the hulls being trucked away? In there any flavor potential from these hulls? How much does one use???
> All these questions were spinning in my head as I visited the mill.....