How do I seperate oats from thier seeds, shells? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Thanks in advance. Got some (100#), of oats, dont't know how to get them out of thier shell. Tried in grain grinder, with out seccess. Also are they good for sprouting? Neigh, neigh!

-- Charon (, January 24, 1999


For human consumption, oats are "rolled" to remove the hull and make them usable. Once rolled, oats can be ground into oatmeal or eaten as rolled oats. Whole oats are for animal feed, people with rollers and deparate people a year from now who are going to dicover that making food is hard work.


-- Wildweasel (, January 24, 1999.

for small amounts, try the old indian method of getting wild oats and other tight-hulled type grains. Take a couple of handfulls at a time and parch them in a pan. The indians would put it into a basket, and then place a red hot stone in the basket and, constantly stirring the grains, parch them. I think it probably would work by parching it in a pan, too, like roasting coffee beans. Try it and see.

-- Damian Solorzano (, January 25, 1999.

contact Abundant Life Seed Foundation; they sell oats, spelt, etc., and have screens for separating seeds from their husks, and information on processing grains.

-- Karen Cook (, January 25, 1999.

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