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Old 05-10-2010, 02:21 AM   #1
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So this is my first post, and i have brewed a couple times before but never used corn for my grain and would like to give it a try! but i have a few questions that maybe you guys can help answer :]

so first off, I looked at a recipe that says to use red corn, or yellow corn... but im wondering, is it possible to germinate and use popcorn for the process? (only asking because i have a few pounds of unused popcorn in my cabinet and would like to use that instead of going out and buying some more corn).

also has anyone ever made chicha or any other types of corn beer before? and if so how does it taste? what flavor can you relate it too.. im very curious

thanks!

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Old 05-10-2010, 02:59 AM   #2
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most people around here who have used corn use it as an adjunct for cream ale or american lagers. if you REALLY want to, you could try to malt the corn, but i'm not 100% sure that it would even work. just buy some flaked corn (or read up on using grits), it ain't that expensive. i would imagine you'd have a pretty untasty beer if you used all corn, many people can taste it if it's like 10% of the grain bill. but if you do make an all (or mostly) corn beer, let us know how it turns out.

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