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Old 08-23-2013, 12:48 AM   #2091
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Dumb question maybe. This was my first all grain and my first recipe using corn. Now its fermented down to 1.012 the og was 1.045. It has a very strong corn taste when I tried a sample. It was pretty over powering. I didnt boil with a lid on and did a 90 minute boil. Will this mellow with age or does this beer just taste strongly of corn.
It'll mellow. Or at least in my experience it does. This beer is ready fast and being a low abv beer people think it should be drank fast but it does stay "green" for a bit. Or at least in my experience. It'll mellow with a bit of time
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:56 AM   #2092
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good to hear. I'll let it secondary for a while.

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:03 AM   #2093
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It'll mellow. Or at least in my experience it does. This beer is ready fast and being a low abv beer people think it should be drank fast but it does stay "green" for a bit. Or at least in my experience. It'll mellow with a bit of time
Is a long secondary a good solution or does it need to be bottle conditioning?
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:06 AM   #2094
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Is a long secondary a good solution or does it need to be bottle conditioning?
I'd imagine either would work, in secondary it may work faster because it can actually off gas. I have noticed about 1.5 months in the bottle most of strong corn/dms is mostly gone.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:32 AM   #2095
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I only let this beer sit in fermenter for a week or two opposed to three weeks for stronger beers . this does leave it with a corn taste . But as I posted yesterday after 1 month in bottle this stuff tastes great . Secondary for a couple weeks perhaps then bottle and try one in a week .

I made some with more crystal hops and little vienna and only fermented for two weeks and bottled for one and it tastes horrible . Like bad fruit taste . But that is what happens to others like centennial in my opinion so after a few weeks in bottle I bet it is tasty .
got some more going with a lot of hops in it . Cant wait

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #2096
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What are you folks using for flaked corn? Like cornmeal, or what?

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:23 PM   #2097
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What are you folks using for flaked corn? Like cornmeal, or what?
Does your lhbs not carry flaked corn?
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Does your lhbs not carry flaked corn?
I don't have a lhbs within 2 hours of me. I usually order all my stuff online. A couple local liquor stores are expanding out into some homebrew supplies. I haven't seen any corn there though.
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I don't have a lhbs within 2 hours of me. I usually order all my stuff online. A couple local liquor stores are expanding out into some homebrew supplies. I haven't seen any corn there though.
Ah I see. If I'm not mistaken some have used corn grits. But not 100% what the conversion is
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Ok. I looked it up online. I'll have to tack some on my next order I guess.

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