Golden Naked Oats are an oat crystal malt product produced by Simpsons Malting out of the UK. The naked refers to the fact that this oat malt does not have a husk and, as such, will contribute a more smooth and round character. The husk found on grains contains polyphenolic/tannic compounds that contribute astringency in certain conditions. This oat crystal malt will contribute a light and round sweetness along with a subtle nutty character and a velvety smooth mouthfeel. You can expect a little boost in body and head retention from this specialty grain as well. If used in a high enough proportion it will contribute a bright golden hue to your beer. We generally recommend using crystal malts at a rate of 0-10% of your grain bill. Simpsons malting is the largest independently owned malting company in the UK and has been in production since 1862.