I'd like to be using a bit more oats in the bread I bake; only I prefer to mill my own grain. I have access to oats, only they're still in the husk.
Is there an easy way to husk oats before milling?
Your question got my curiosity up and I started researching de-hulling/de-husking/shelling equipment and methods. Other than commercial machinery, the link below was the only inexpensive method I found, so far, but only if you're lucky enough to own a Corona hand mill.
Having a great supply of this grain near without the ability to convert to groats has got to be very frustrating! I guess there's a good reason people plant hull-less varieties of oats! But I'm still looking!
GrainMaker is developing a husking plate that replaces one of the burr plates on their mills. I saw one of the prototypes at a recent show they exhibited at and I think it's almost done being "tweaked" for final production. I guess it's an easy way to husk oats as long as you have one of their incredibly well-built machines. They said they were going to post the product on their website when it was ready.
Here's their site if you're interested: