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Old 01-11-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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I did a search and found some discussions about using instant grits in place of flaked maize. But, I haven't seen a lot of follow up on how it worked out.

Anybody have any experience brewing with Instant Grits?

Can you tell any difference in taste between grits and flakes?

Is a cereal mash necessary with "instant" grits?

Can you substitute for Flaked maize at a ratio of 1:1?

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Old 01-11-2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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what kind of mash tun are you using, while the two are very very similar, I would worry about a stuck sparge with the grits more so than the flaked maize.

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I use a converted cooler and I usually use some rice hulls.

I've used flakes before I just thought the Instant grits might save me a little $$$.

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I used the instant grits once as a very cheap alternative to the flaked corn. For the mess and pain in the ass of the cereal mash, buy the flaked corn. trust me

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So you DO have to do a cereal mash with the instant grits? I knew that I would have to with the regular grits but I didn't know weather or not I would have to with the instant.

I believe you're right. That does seem like a PITA just to save a couple of bucks.

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