Big O- Malted oats are a great addition to use instead of a rolled or flaked product. Whole oats are fully modified and kilned to give a rich oat, nutty flavour. Big O -Malted Oats have a few great attributes that make a preferred product for Stouts and Hazy IPAs: They have a large, thick husk which greatly aids in sparging and run-off. They have much more flavour – kilned to enhance the nutty, oaty flavours and bring more to the table than a flaked product. They bring the same silky smoothness to a beer that a rolled oat will. Big O provides a better haze than rolled oats alone in your hazy IPAs. Some brewing notes: The oats and husk will absorb more water so be prepared to increase the amount of your strike water. Mix the oats with the barley during milling to help deliver an even crush.