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Old 08-18-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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Sorry for a really stupid question but is Flaiked maize corn, lthe same as the breakfast cereal CORNFLAKES?

looks the same to me in any case and is something that i have around the house all the time.

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Old 08-18-2009, 10:15 AM   #2
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I had the same question for a while, then finally did a Google image search of flaked maize. Guess what? Corn flakes, or damn near it if it isn't.

Frosted flakes contain even more fermentables than regular flaked maize, btw.


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Old 08-18-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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fantastic!

one less thing to buy!!!!!
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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Cornflakes is not the same thing as "flaked corn".

Flaked corn is whole grain corn that's been pre-geletinized and run through a roller. Cornflakes (Kellogg's or otherwise) are a processed food that uses milled corn as its primary ingredient, but certainly is not the brewing equivalent of flaked corn. You don't really want those preservatives in your wort.

Ingredients for flaked corn:
Corn - flaked

Ingredients for Cornflakes:
Milled Corn
Sugar
Malt flavoring
High fructose corn syrup
Salt
Iron
Niacinamide
Sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
Thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1)
Vitamin A palmitate
Folic acid
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D
Vitamin B
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:17 PM   #5
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Cornflakes is not the same thing as "flaked corn".
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They don't look even remotely similar.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:25 PM   #6
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Wonder what a bowl of Flaked Corn with milk would be like? **Gags a little**
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:42 PM   #7
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Even if you could find corn flakes that were just corn, the way they are cooked will give a very different flavor.

Puffed corn might work, but it tends to be much more expensive than flaked corn.
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Wonder what a bowl of Flaked Corn with milk would be like? **Gags a little**
Think you'd have a bowl of Hog feed!
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Instant grits work if flaked corn is scarce in you area.
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Instant grits work if flaked corn is scarce in you area.
If it is pregelantized like flaked maise is then it would be OK to just add to the mash, but if it isn't pregelantized, you'll need to do a cereal mash to properly prepare it for mashing.


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