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Rice Hulls in Extract?
« on: December 05, 2012, 11:03:16 AM »
Hi,

I've been looking through a clone brew publication and a lot of the extract recipes call for rice hulls. My understanding is that rice hulls are used in the mash tun in an all grain batch to help prevent a stuck sparge so i'm trying to figure out how an extract batch would benefit by these.

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Re: Rice Hulls in Extract?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 04:08:02 PM »
I wouldn't use in extract brewing...no need.

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Re: Rice Hulls in Extract?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 04:19:04 PM »
Yeah thats what i thought. I'll just omit it. Thanks

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Re: Rice Hulls in Extract?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 08:53:18 AM »
Can you give me an example?  I would like to see what they are suggesting and maybe look for other recipe anomalies.

Thanks.

Oh, I have never used rice hulls.  Depends on your lautering process.  I believe my home made manifold and Gott cooler are working in harmony.

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Re: Rice Hulls in Extract?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 10:03:50 AM »
Can you give me an example?  I would like to see what they are suggesting and maybe look for other recipe anomalies.

Thanks.

Oh, I have never used rice hulls.  Depends on your lautering process.  I believe my home made manifold and Gott cooler are working in harmony.

The book is Clone Brews Recipes for 200 commercial beers by story publishing. They're called for in a few recipes but the the one I first noticed it in is Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.
It starts off by saying crush and steep
8oz crystal 60
7 oz german dark munich
7 oz american chocolate
3oz roasted barley
8oz flaked barley
4 oz flaked wheat
2oz rice hulls

strain and sparge, everyone else would call it rinsing in the case of steeping but they call it a sparge in the book.

Then it goes on to add all the malt extract and hops.

The only other thing I would question is the flaked ingredients. I believe they need to be mashed

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Re: Rice Hulls in Extract?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 10:06:52 AM »
I guess it could be that they aren't using a grain bag and are straining it, but with such a small amount of grain I can't imagine the rice hulls being necessary.

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Re: Rice Hulls in Extract?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 09:06:46 AM »
Thank you