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Flaked Barley

What it does :

Flaked barley adds a rich, smooth, grainy flavor to your beer. It is high in protein and beta glucans. As a result, it will improve the body, head formation and retention of your beer. However, it can also increase the haze potential. You can use it to make English Ales and Stouts.

What it is:

These are barley grains 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.

Vital Statistics


Color (Lovibond):

1.5

Specific Gravity (SG):

1.032


Dosage:

Flaked barley can be up to 20 percent of your grist.

Preparation:

Because it has been processed into flaked form, pre-cooking flaked barley is unnecessary to gelatinize its starches. It is ready for you to add directly to your mash to convert its starches to fermentable sugars.

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