Stout - Rice hulls?

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  1. Mka

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    #1 Mka, Sep 24, 2016
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    Looks like the recipe is marked private

    But rice hulls are really just to help the sparging process. High amounts of oats, rye, or wheat can cause problems since they don't have husks like barley does. The husk helps to keep things from getting all clumped together. Rice hulls act as the husk for those grains

    Assuming you're not using a separate mash tun? Just your boil kettle? Then you're fine without them
     
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    yes like above, I always use rice hulls with flaked grains
     
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    Not a drama if you BIAB :D.
     
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    I'm using a kettle.. might not be need it.
     
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    Recipe is still marked private... But hey, they can't hurt and can prevent a stuck mash. They'll decrease efficiency slightly because they do absorb wort but that's about all the bad that can happen using rice hulls.
     
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    Update**

    I brewed the American Stout http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/25525/stout-no-2 on September 28 (5 days so far). With an OG of 1.040

    Would you suggest transfer to secondary fermenter for a few more days, clear the beer out? before priming and bottling (might be an option not to this for stout beers)

    Cheers,

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    you could leave it in primary for a few more days. or transfer to secondary and leave for another week.

    a stout is going to be dark anyway, so super clarity isn't that big an issue imo
     

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