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robmee 02-22-2006 08:55 PM

flaked corn
 
is it motified or unmodified?

Janx 02-22-2006 09:23 PM

Flaked is always gelatinized (water-soluble), but not malted. You need something else in the mash to convert it, like 2-row.

robmee 02-23-2006 12:11 AM

ahhh cool was wondering what type of mash to do with it (single or double), rest of mash is 2 row and 6 row

Janx 02-23-2006 12:38 AM

You can just toss it in with everything else :D

MrSaLTy 02-23-2006 03:27 AM

Isn't there like a percentage though of flaked corn, rice etc that you can add to the about of grain used? i.e. you need enough malted grain (with enzymes) to be able to handle the addition of the corn/rice etc (without emzymes). Seems like I read that somewhere recently.

Janx 02-23-2006 05:08 AM

Yeah definitely. If corn is the only unmalted grain you are using, then it should probably be 40% of the mash at an absolute maximum...but that's a lot of corn and your mash would get stuck anyway ;)

If 50% of your mash is a good converter like 2-row then you'll be fine. The enzymes in the 2-row will convert the starches in the unmalted grain. Adjuncts like crystal malt don't need any conversion.

If you use raw grain, then you have to mash the raw grain with some 2-row and then boil it to gelatinize it. Flaked grains have been pre-gelatinized, which makes them really convenient.

I'm a big fan of flaked barley in Pale Ales and Bitters. Cheers :D

Jeff Meyers 02-23-2006 02:09 PM

I use flaked maize in my fizzy yellow beers. I just did a Standard American Lager yesterday. I used 2 lbs. along with 11.5 pounds of German Pilsner. The corn was 15% or so of the grist bill.

You can also use minute rice (or a store brand) of precooked rice. It's just like the flaked maize.....just dump in your mash with everything else.

boo boo 02-24-2006 12:12 AM

If you are using a lot of maise/corn then I'd recommend using 6 row as the enzimes contained in 6 row are more capeable of converting a higher amount of adjunts.


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