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Old 05-02-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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I am brewing a cream ale ("Weed Feed & Mow" from Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil) soon and my LHBS is out of flaked maize. Its the last ingredient I need to brew this.

1) I work in a grocery store and we don't sell flaked maize, but we do sell a granular variety of maize. Will this work?

2) Will substitution of grits or polenta work as well?

2b) If substituting with grits or polenta, how does the quantity scale? Recipe calls for 1lb flaked maize, do I add 1lb grits/polenta?

3) Recipe calls for WLP001 yeast. I have a vial, but would WLP080 (cream ale) work better?

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Old 05-02-2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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Use grits. Pound for pound they should be the same as flaked maize. If you're using regular grits you need to cook them first (no salt!). I've used grits as a substitute before with no problem. Probably you can also use instant grits without precooking them, just like you can directly use quick oats to sub for flaked oats, though I've never used them in brewing. (To quote My Cousin Vinny, "No self respectin' Southerner uses instant grits.")


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Old 05-02-2010, 09:51 PM   #3
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I've used grits, corn meal and popcorn. I've never even used flaked corn.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:50 AM   #4
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Regular grits, rice or oats must be cooked to convert the starch prior to addition to your mash. If you are using instant grits, or oatmeal, you can add them directly to your mash as the conversion has already be done. The same is true for minute rice, it can be added directly to your mash.

I have never used grits as a replacement for flaked maze, but it is interesting to hear that others have. I hope with good results.

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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I use corn meal, cooked with water until it is a mush, then added into the mash, never used flaked corn so far.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:02 PM   #6
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cereal mash:
http://www.ingermann.com/cerealmash.html
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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wlp001 is good but i highly recommend the cream ale blend. try to keep it in the low 60Fs

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:04 AM   #8
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I use corn meal, cooked with water until it is a mush, then added into the mash, never used flaked corn so far.
When you cooked it you used the dry weight from the recipe correct?

 
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:04 AM   #9
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Wikipedia says corn meal is made from corn maize. I am asuming this is fine to use?

 
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:41 AM   #10
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Corn = maize = the stuff with yellow seeds on an ear which comes from America.

Meal is a result from processing maize, like "flaked" or "grits" or whatever. Meal is ground-up maize.

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