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Old 10-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Breakfast cereal beers???

Seems possible. I'm thinking 5 lbs of two row, five pounds of raisin bran or the like. Probably need rice hulls for lautering. Would this work?

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I don't wanna be rude, but... why?

Raisin brand will cost you way more than wheat malt. Flaked or raw wheat is even cheaper. Plus there is sugar and artificial flavor in those cereals.

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I have spoken to brewers who do this, they typically stick to one box of cereal. One guy in particular said that Grape Nuts went into the best Nut Brown he has made. Nothing wrong with trying, but with 50% of the grist being cereal I would imagine you would get a pretty low efficiency.

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I'd look at those cereals to see what kind of preservatives are in the mix. Something like corn flakes is pretty much the same as flaked or maize but lucky charms might have some other stuff going on. A significant amount will make fermentation lag but too much will definitely stall it entirely. That said, I know I've read about people making beer out of all kinds of cereal. My biggest concern would still be about the yeast so I would pitch a massive amount of yeast to make sure it can still ferment.

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I have spoken to brewers who do this, they typically stick to one box of cereal. One guy in particular said that Grape Nuts went into the best Nut Brown he has made. Nothing wrong with trying, but with 50% of the grist being cereal I would imagine you would get a pretty low efficiency.
Grape Nuts is pretty much just malted barley and wheat so not really seeing a benefit in using that cereal over the actual grains. Certainly costs more for the cereal. However I have seen Grape Nuts used in almost every one of the cereal-in-beer threads.
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I don't wanna be rude, but... why?

Raisin brand will cost you way more than wheat malt. Flaked or raw wheat is even cheaper. Plus there is sugar and artificial flavor in those cereals.
I'm interested in expanding the range of what's possible AND a subset of my friends (beer consumers) gravitate towards novel ingredients.
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I have spoken to brewers who do this, they typically stick to one box of cereal. One guy in particular said that Grape Nuts went into the best Nut Brown he has made. Nothing wrong with trying, but with 50% of the grist being cereal I would imagine you would get a pretty low efficiency.
Maybe but I did a wit with 50% malt and 50% unmalted flaked wheat. Worked OK
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I'm interested in expanding the range of what's possible AND a subset of my friends (beer consumers) gravitate towards novel ingredients.
It's not really novel ingredients.
If you put Grape Nuts because there's malted barley and wheat in it....
Well it's malted barley and wheat. Really not new stuff.
You better buy real brewing cereals that are the same, but cheaper, and certainly more dedicated to be brewed.
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I've seen a thread that had Yooper talking about capn' crunch in a beer.

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I think you should use fruit loops or fruity pebbles.

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