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View Poll Results: What's your opinion of corn/maize?
I love it and I use it in my mash as often as possible! 0 0%
It is necessary for certain styles. 17 85.00%
I've tried it before but I'm not a big fan. 1 5.00%
I hate it, and the flavor is awful. It ruins an otherwise good recipe! 2 10.00%
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:43 PM   #1
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I was wondering if I'm one of the only people who hate corn in a beer. I associate the taste with all of the cheap american light lagers, like Coors, Budweiser, and Miller. I come from Pennsylvania, and I tread dangerous ground when I talk about how bad Yuengling Lager is with its high content of corn. It puts a twang and an aftertaste in beer for me that really ruins it.

What do the rest of you think?



 
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:55 PM   #2
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The first time I used corn was in Poor Richard's Ale last winter, 2 1/2 lbs. Worked out very well, no twang or aftertaste, lots of body. I used it in my Bent Rod Rye and it really filled out a low-gravity "broken lawnmower" ale.

I really don't remember what BMC tastes like, it's probably been 15 years since I used a megabrew for anything except brining sausage.


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Old 09-05-2006, 12:08 AM   #3
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Hmm, but do you notice corn in other brews? I notice a distinct taste, especially in Yuengling products. Unless they're doing something different with it that homebrewers don't normally do. Although I certainly don't mind beers that use rice.

 
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:30 AM   #4
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In small percentages it's not bad.
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:29 PM   #5
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i used corn flakes(don't laugh) in my pre-prohibition american lager
i don't know if it was operator error but i can still taste the corn even after being bottled for 3 months and it is not a flavour i like so will not use corn again
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:30 PM   #6
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Corn flakes? or Flaked corn?

 
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:26 PM   #7
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actual corn flakes- that's why i said don't laugh, my recipe said it would be ok
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:29 PM   #8
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Bud has the neutral dryness of rice as an adjunct. Corn gives a distinct flavour which I quite like in some beers, in small amounts. It's particularly nice in an ESB or a cream ale.

 
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:32 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mysterio
Bud has the neutral dryness of rice as an adjunct. Corn gives a distinct flavour which I quite like in some beers, in small amounts. It's particularly nice in an ESB or a cream ale.
mmm, a cream corn ale
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:10 PM   #10
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Nothing wrong with some flaked maize in the right style when used with discretion. I use 15-20% in CAP/Pre-Prohibition beers. It can also work well at a 5-10% rate in certain Brit ales.



 
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