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Old 11-05-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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As anyone ever used sweet corn in their mash? I have seen whiskey techniques but not brew mash. Do I dry and mill like the grain?

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Old 11-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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It's easier to use flaked corn, or quick-grits, to get the flavor. I also suggest a mash consisting primarily of 6-row malt to help with the conversation.

I've brewed a quick-grits beer not long ago, it was quite tasty.

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I think you would need to cook it prior to adding. Likely could use it dry or fresh. Also would need to be crushed to expose the starches, even the human body can't process whole kernel corn

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I was thinking about smoking it let it dry than a fine mull

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I was thinking about smoking it let it dry than a fine mull

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Flaked corn is a common ingredient in English Best Bitters, which is dried and milled corn kernels. This isn't the same thing as dried and milled corn though. High Gravity says this about it.

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Flaked corn is a common ingredient in English Best Bitters, which is dried and milled corn kernels. This isn't the same thing as dried and milled corn though. High Gravity says this about it.
Ty, I'm wondering if the cor reduces the malt flavor will that pronounce the hops
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Ty, I'm wondering if the cor reduces the malt flavor will that pronounce the hops
Very well could, corn will lighten the beer and may allow more room for the hops.
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I really wanted to use local sweet corn t c if I could bring that flavor into a localized beer

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Fresh sweet corn is loaded with sugars.
Since most seeds cannot store sugar for later germination the next season, those sugars are converted into starch as the corn kernels dry.

Got to get to the sugars as soon as possible (just at the peak of sweetness) and immediately after picking. 50% of the sugars will be converted to starch within 24 hours.

Pick it, shuck it and strip the kernels within a few hours and grind. Use the juice in your mash before the sugars become starch (cooking it stops the enzymes from converting the sugar to starch).

On a dairy farm we made silage from fresh corn and over the winter you could get a buzz just from being in the silo too long. As the juicer came out of the chopper my uncle would always save a few gallons for later use..

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