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Old 07-27-2010, 01:40 AM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: US-05   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: T-58 at bottling   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.047   
Final Gravity: 1.009   
IBU: 20   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 3   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Until it's at FG   
Additional Fermentation: My belly   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Until it's clear   
Tasting Notes: A great summer thirst quencher.   

7 lbs American 2-row Pale (2 SRM)
1 lb 12 oz POPCORN, (Yellow or white, hot air popped. After 2lbs popped and old maids removed.)
Mashed at 149F for 90 minutes

1 oz Willamette (4.5% AA) at 60 minutes
.5 oz Sterling (7% AA) at 10 minutes

US-05 rehydrated and then pitched at 59F. Temperature raised one degree per day until finished.

Two or three days after FG is reached raise the temperature to over 70F for a day or two.

Crash to under 40F in secondary (you could keg now.) When the beer is cold add two grams of Gelatin. (Put gelatin in small sauce pan with 1/2 cup water. Put on heat and stir it until it threatens to boil than add it to the top of the fermenter.) Let it sit until it is has cleared two to three days latter.

Bottle or keg. Carbonate to 2.7 volumes. (If bottling sprinkle 1 gram of dry yeast into the bottling bucket as the green beer racks. Stir it in well. Keep it at 75F for a week then it should be ready to be chilled and served.)

This recipe can be changed up quite a bit. About any bittering hop can be used. Sterling and Saaz are my favorite finnishing hops with it but any noble-ish hop would be great (Liberty comes to mind.) You can add corn starch in place of some two-row to dry the beer out more and make it even more BMC-ish (and possibly loose the finnishing hops to lower the bitternes even further.) I also really like to make the base a blend of Pilsner and six-row.



This pic was taken just over two weeks after it was brewed and about five days after it was bottled.


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Old 07-28-2010, 06:04 AM   #2
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This sounds interesting... how does the popcorn flavor come through (or does it at all)?



 
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:17 PM   #3
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I'd describe it as Miller High Life like (but well hopped) with just a touch of toasted flavor to it. It come out just like the BJCP guidelines read, "faint malt notes. A sweet, corn-like aroma...neither hops nor malt dominate."
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:33 AM   #4
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Sounds interesting. I'll have to give it a try one of these days. Thanks for the recipe.

 
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:26 AM   #5
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I've made similar recipes with hominy grits and corn meal before, both as ales and lagers. I made another one today with polenta. Someday I'll have to try flaked corn.
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:36 PM   #6
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Great pics. That beer is light!

 
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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Just when I think I've seen it all...somebody proves me wrong! Did the popcorn continue to float like that, or did it eventually get saturated and melt into the mash? I wonder how the results differ from simply using flaked corn.

In any case, very interesting and creative. There are a couple guys in my club who would go crazy for this, they are always experimenting with household ingredients: breakfast cereal, matzoh, etc.

 
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:59 PM   #8
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The corn sinks in as is soaks up watter. In the pic there was what was left from two 2 lb bags of popping corn, one yellow and the other white. It took up about 10 gallons of space after popping and smashing it into buckets. It lauters faster than all malt mashes do.

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Old 10-09-2010, 03:28 AM   #9
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I've brewed up similar beers now with rice and corn off the cob (with cereal mash) and still I'd say popped corn is the best. Sometime soon I'll try flaked maize in a CAP.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:59 PM   #10
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I entered this in the HBT comp. This batch scored 37 and took third pace in the west. It advanced to the BOS round.

This was a 4.25 gallon batch, 1.050 OG, 1.012 FG and 19 IBU

2.5 lbs Six-Row
2.5 lbs Belgian Pils
1.5 lbs Popcorn

.25 oz Magnum at 60 (90 minute boil)
.5 oz Liberty at 5

I used K-97. I really don't like it much. K-97 added more character than when I've used it before. Some people think it's Belgiany. With a cleaner yeast it probably would have scored better.


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