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Old 04-16-2009, 01:53 AM   #1
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I was experimenting on brewing low-cost but good tasting and potent beer. I bought a
packet of yellow corn meal. I boiled a big pot of water and added the corn meal(for yeast nutrient) and 2 cups sugar. I removed the corn meal after a while and put the mix into my brewing tub. I added active dry bakers yeast. The total volume in the tub was 1.5 gallons. The tube on top of the tub full of water rarely bubbled, but always I saw that the holes on that little piece of plastic inside the tube remained above water level, so gas was escaping. After 2 days I decided to test it. I got some from the spicket, and it looked almost solid yellow and smelled nasty and sour. When I opened the tub to dump it out, I saw that on top of the disgusting yellow stuff was a clearer liquid that didn't smell or taste putrid. I decided to dump it out anyway. The clearer liquid on top had a taste almost resembling bad wine, but no noticeable kick.

What was that liquid on top?

 
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:08 AM   #2
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That liquid you noticed is what is known in brewing parlance as "noob sauce."

First question: how old are you?
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:10 AM   #3
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How is this beer?

 
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:11 AM   #4
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Good tasting beer doesn't come from corn unless you ask BMC and some malt liquor manufacturers who loving stuffing corn in their beer.

I'm pretty sure most of the people here wouldn't call it beer unless it has some malt and some hops in it.

There are plenty of ingredient kits available for ~20 bucks with real malt, hops and no corn meal.

 
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:12 AM   #5
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Also worth noting, you don't have to be 21 to buy beer ingredients or to make beer. Only to drink it (technically).

This guy best be trollin'

 
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:33 PM   #6
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you need to mash corn grits with some barley to get sugars from it; otherwise it's just a bunch of starch.

 
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:05 PM   #7
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sigh,

1) I don't know what the clear liquid is.

2) After 2 days of fermenting, anything you make will taste bad. It need time.


3) That's not beer; it's hooch. Beer is made from malted barley and hops.

4) If your trying to make alcohol in your bedroom closet without your parents finding out, there are much, much easier ways of of doing it. Some of which may actually taste good.

5) Don't be surprised if members of this forum are less then enthused about teaching you to do #4.

 
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:20 PM   #8
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You're doing it wrong. Don't waste your money on Cornmeal and Yeast. If you want a low cost, but potent substance, look into Jenkem. Way better I hear.

 
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:33 PM   #9
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:29 PM   #10
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That liquid you noticed is what is known in brewing parlance as "noob sauce."
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