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Old 09-11-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Hello,

Usually I buy flaked corn at the homebrew shop, but I imagine that Kellogs Cornflakes is the same thing?

Is this correct?

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Old 09-11-2009, 03:04 PM   #2
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Flaked corn will be just corn. I'm pretty sure that Kellog's corn flakes will have many more ingredients including salt, sugar, etc........

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No, not remotely close.

Flaked corn is a process by which a corn kernel is pressed and steamed to gelatinize it's starches for easier conversion. It isn't anything but a kernel of corn that has been processed. Much like how Oatmeal is Flaked Oats.

Corn Flakes are a breakfast food product made of corn flour along with gobs of other ingredients. Stick with the product from the LHBS or maybe look at doing a cereal mash with corn grits. Cornmeal is also an option but gets nasty during the mash/sparge.

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No, I would imagine Kellog's Cornflakes has about a billion other things (like preservatives) that you may not want in your beer. I don't have a box handy to look up the ingredients though, but I would imagine they're not a good substitute. But if you're willing to find out for us...

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I recently used grits myself and it seemed to work fine.

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No, I would imagine Kellog's Cornflakes has about a billion other things (like preservatives) that you may not want in your beer. I don't have a box handy to look up the ingredients though, but I would imagine they're not a good substitute. But if you're willing to find out for us...
Kellogg's Corn Flakes

* Milled Corn
* Sugar
* Malt flavoring
* High fructose corn syrup
* Salt
* Iron
* Niacinamide
* Sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
* Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)
* Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
* Thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1)
* Vitamin A palmitate
* Folic acid
* Vitamin B12
* Vitamin D
* Vitamin B
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