extract brew. I have seen several recipes from reputable companies such as northern brewer that call for flaked barley to be steeped along with the other specialty grains. Since steeping does not convert the flaked barley properly will this hurt anything? Will flaked barley convert properly or better at least if I steep it in about 3 quarts of my extract rather than water for 30 minutes at 158°. ? I'm only using 7 oz flaked barley To get flavor and body out of it, I think that Palmer did an article on steeping In wort -vs -water. Only concerned with the flavor and body it will add. I do not wish to mash. This is for an Irish stout. 2.5 gal batch, extract. thanks!