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Old 06-05-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Does anybody have any good recipes for a corn beer? Perhaps I'm naive, but I'm surprised it's not utilized more.

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An all corn beer or something like a cream ale with a substantial amount of corn in it?

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Corn and rice beers are strictly taboo in home brewing society.

Brew them, but never speak of them.

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The cream ale recipe I make has both corn and rice in it...and did I just say that out loud?!!??
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The cream ale recipe I make has both corn and rice in it...and did I just say that out loud?!!??
It's a small % of the grain bill, right?

I assume the OP wants to make beer mostly from corn.
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Yes, I was thinking mostly from corn. I'm intrigued because I've read that the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico make a type of corn beer. Sounds interesting and I thought it'd be fun to try and make a homebrew version of it.

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How hard-core are you willing to get into this? I have read of people taking green corn stalks and extracting the sugars by soaking crushed corn stalks and then brewing a beer from that.

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Brew them, but never speak of them.
Talk about being FOS.

Actually most of on here aren't beer snobs, and we don't look down on ANY beer style or ANY ingredient.

I make a kick ass cream ale with a lot of corn in it. And do quite a few historical beers where corn is quite common.

jamieofthenorth, many of the most popular recipes on here have corn in them, like Biermuncher's cream of the three crops, as does my Kentucky Common.

Malticulous makes a cream ale using POPCORN even.
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Is this what you want?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicha

No malting required, just get all your friends & neighbors to chew all the corn and spit it into a big pot.

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Is this what you want?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicha

No malting required, just get all your friends & neighbors to chew all the corn and spit it into a big pot.
Ha ha. Not quite. Here's some more info: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=4532569
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