hist-brewing: Re: oats

Daniel W. Butler-Ehle dwbutler at mtu.edu
Thu May 7 20:30:37 PDT 1998

On Thu, 7 May 1998, Jeff Renner wrote:

> "Daniel W. Butler-Ehle" <dwbutler at mtu.edu> wrote:
> >On Thu, 7 May 1998, Jeff Renner wrote:
> <snip>
> >> It is my understanding that flaked oats are steamed then rolled, which
> >> gelatinizes the starches.
> >
> >By what mechanism would rolling create the chemical change?
. . . 
> BTW, I don't believe that gelatinization is a chemical change but rather a
> physical one, the rupturing of starch granules and the hydration of the
> starch.

Yeah, I debated for a bit over whether that was really the right 
word for it, before convincing myself that it was.


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