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Old 02-24-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Corn flakes for flaked maize ?

My wife wants me to brew a Corona clone.

The recipe I found calls for flaked maize. I can't find any. Will corn flakes work ?

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Old 02-24-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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hmmmmm... that's interesting. But, doubtful. Doesn't cornflakes have a bunch of preservatives and stuff in it?

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Old 02-24-2007, 05:21 PM   #3
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If you are talking about Kelloggs Corn Flakes...no. But if you are talking about actual pregelatinized corn flakes for brewing...yes.

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Where does one get said brewing corn flakes ?

I can't find bulk corn, uncooked, or flaked maize anywhere. My LHBS doesn't have it.

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How much does it call for? If it's relatively little, you might be able to get away with an equivalent amount of rice syrup or other very light fermentable.

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Try tracking down some "all natural" corn flakes. Or cook some frozen corn or corn meal to mush. Corn has to be cooked a long time to get the starches dissolved. Plan on 60-90 minutes before adding it to the mash.

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Where does one get said brewing corn flakes ?

I can't find bulk corn, uncooked, or flaked maize anywhere. My LHBS doesn't have it.
Here you go...Flaked Corn at .65 cents a 1/2 pound. Pre-gelatinized flakes, and ready to go.
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I had a Japanese pilsner a couple days ago that had corn hints in the flavor. Very good and worth cloning, just can't remember the name...

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Here you go...Flaked Corn at .65 cents a 1/2 pound. Pre-gelatinized flakes, and ready to go.

Thanks for the link, but I need it in Calgary, Alberta, tonight !
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Thanks for the link, but I need it in Calgary, Alberta, tonight !
Ouch...sorry man!
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