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Steve973 09-04-2006 11:43 PM

How do you feel about corn/maize as an adjunct?
 
I was wondering if I'm one of the only people who hate corn in a beer. I associate the taste with all of the cheap american light lagers, like Coors, Budweiser, and Miller. I come from Pennsylvania, and I tread dangerous ground when I talk about how bad Yuengling Lager is with its high content of corn. It puts a twang and an aftertaste in beer for me that really ruins it.

What do the rest of you think?

david_42 09-04-2006 11:55 PM

The first time I used corn was in Poor Richard's Ale last winter, 2 1/2 lbs. Worked out very well, no twang or aftertaste, lots of body. I used it in my Bent Rod Rye and it really filled out a low-gravity "broken lawnmower" ale.

I really don't remember what BMC tastes like, it's probably been 15 years since I used a megabrew for anything except brining sausage.

Steve973 09-05-2006 12:08 AM

Hmm, but do you notice corn in other brews? I notice a distinct taste, especially in Yuengling products. Unless they're doing something different with it that homebrewers don't normally do. Although I certainly don't mind beers that use rice.

D*Bo 09-05-2006 04:30 AM

In small percentages it's not bad.

rod 09-05-2006 02:29 PM

i used corn flakes(don't laugh) in my pre-prohibition american lager
i don't know if it was operator error but i can still taste the corn even after being bottled for 3 months and it is not a flavour i like so will not use corn again

budbo 09-05-2006 08:30 PM

Corn flakes? or Flaked corn?

rod 09-05-2006 09:26 PM

actual corn flakes- that's why i said don't laugh, my recipe said it would be ok

mysterio 09-05-2006 09:29 PM

Bud has the neutral dryness of rice as an adjunct. Corn gives a distinct flavour which I quite like in some beers, in small amounts. It's particularly nice in an ESB or a cream ale.

Desert_Sky 09-05-2006 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mysterio
Bud has the neutral dryness of rice as an adjunct. Corn gives a distinct flavour which I quite like in some beers, in small amounts. It's particularly nice in an ESB or a cream ale.

mmm, a cream corn ale :tank:

BigEd 09-05-2006 11:10 PM

Nothing wrong with some flaked maize in the right style when used with discretion. I use 15-20% in CAP/Pre-Prohibition beers. It can also work well at a 5-10% rate in certain Brit ales.


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