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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 09-05-2006, 11:14 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Steve973
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?
There is no corn in Budweiser, that beer uses rice. Miller certainly does have a "corny" flavor. To me it almosts tastes like the leftover water from boiling a dozen ears of sweet corn.

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Old 09-06-2006, 12:50 AM   #12
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I brew one ESB with a little corn. When it was young I could taste corn. When it was fully conditioned it just left a sweetness. I do not like sweet.

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Old 09-06-2006, 04:26 PM   #13
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Corn is a definite must for Classic American Pilseners (Canadian too I would guess.)
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