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Husking oats.

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clearlyanidiot's picture
clearlyanidiot

Husking oats.

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?

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cjjjdeck

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.

http://www.southernexposure.com/grain-and-rice-dehuller-attachment-for-the-corona-grain-mill-ezp-28.html

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!

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cjjjdeck

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:

 http://www.grainmaker.com/