Originally Posted by greenleer
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:
High fructose corn syrup
Sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
Thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1)
Vitamin A palmitate
That all looks good to me, with the possible exception of the salt (depends how much salt it is) I will be trying it soon with an 18 oz box of Aldi's cornflakes breakfast cereal. $1.49. It's not the same as brewer's flaked corn, but it's actually pretty close. At least I think it's close...