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I'm confused.....

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rozeboosje

I'm confused.....

... but ... what exactly is a "soaker"?

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Floydm

Soak some ingredients in water for a while and you've got a soaker.  

Typically folks use a soaker for softening whole or cracked grains.  Soaking whole grain flour overnight is also commonly done to softening the bran up and start the enzymatic process.  

Paul and Michael do a better job describing the advantages of soakers on this thread than I can do at the moment.

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rozeboosje

Excellent. I was trying to search for a thread like the one you linked to there, but you know what they say about trees and the wood.... Cheers!