Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Cornstarch Q.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
Foreigner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 260
Default Cornstarch Q.

Howdy Y'all.

Just a fast one for you: Is cornstarch pre-gelatinized? All the beer+cornstarch searches I have done seem to give me recipes for BBQ sauce. Delicious, but no help

Thanks!


__________________
I try not to drink anything harder than Gin before breakfast - W.C. Fields

Primaries: Ed's Haus + Munich, Ed's Haus + medium crystal

Secondaries: suck :)

Bottles: Chili Stout, Dry Irish Stout, Bitter Ass IPA, Headstrong Munich Lager clone, Lawnmower ale with chocolate and munich malt

Bulk Aging: Wildberry Sweet Mead - Orange Vanilla Dry Mead

Up Next: Orfy's Old Speckled Hen and an IPA of some kind
Foreigner is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 04:30 AM   #2
jager
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 83
Default

Normal cornstarch in the yellow box (Argo or Kingsford) is not pre-gelatanized. It must be brought to a boil for at least one minute (this is what Argo recommends on their website).

There are pre-gel cornstarches on the market but they aren't readily available and they will normally include the work instant in the title such as INSTANT CLEARJEL.







Dave


jager is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2007, 03:26 PM   #3
Foreigner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 260
Default

Thanks alot. The box I have doesn't say one way or the other. Perhaps I will save it for making the BBQ sauces I keep seeing
__________________
I try not to drink anything harder than Gin before breakfast - W.C. Fields

Primaries: Ed's Haus + Munich, Ed's Haus + medium crystal

Secondaries: suck :)

Bottles: Chili Stout, Dry Irish Stout, Bitter Ass IPA, Headstrong Munich Lager clone, Lawnmower ale with chocolate and munich malt

Bulk Aging: Wildberry Sweet Mead - Orange Vanilla Dry Mead

Up Next: Orfy's Old Speckled Hen and an IPA of some kind
Foreigner is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 06:13 PM   #4
brewitall
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
brewitall's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Bend, Wa.
Posts: 51
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Maybe someone could tell my why you'd add corn starch to beer? if you boil corn starch it will thicken, so I can see some additional body from it, but once again, why?
brewitall is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 06:15 PM   #5
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,950
Liked 102 Times on 86 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I hate it when my wife's gravy turns to gelatin, but a "Beer-o" might work for me...
__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 08:53 PM   #6
Foreigner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 260
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brewitall
Maybe someone could tell my why you'd add corn starch to beer? if you boil corn starch it will thicken, so I can see some additional body from it, but once again, why?
The starch will turn to sugar in the mash leading to more alcohol in the long run.

In fact, I think it will lead to less body. It is a cheap source of sugar with less flavour than malt.
__________________
I try not to drink anything harder than Gin before breakfast - W.C. Fields

Primaries: Ed's Haus + Munich, Ed's Haus + medium crystal

Secondaries: suck :)

Bottles: Chili Stout, Dry Irish Stout, Bitter Ass IPA, Headstrong Munich Lager clone, Lawnmower ale with chocolate and munich malt

Bulk Aging: Wildberry Sweet Mead - Orange Vanilla Dry Mead

Up Next: Orfy's Old Speckled Hen and an IPA of some kind
Foreigner is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 08:54 PM   #7
Foreigner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 260
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
I hate it when my wife's gravy turns to gelatin, but a "Beer-o" might work for me...
Just don't put in little chunks of banana. Unless maybe its a hefe-beer-o
__________________
I try not to drink anything harder than Gin before breakfast - W.C. Fields

Primaries: Ed's Haus + Munich, Ed's Haus + medium crystal

Secondaries: suck :)

Bottles: Chili Stout, Dry Irish Stout, Bitter Ass IPA, Headstrong Munich Lager clone, Lawnmower ale with chocolate and munich malt

Bulk Aging: Wildberry Sweet Mead - Orange Vanilla Dry Mead

Up Next: Orfy's Old Speckled Hen and an IPA of some kind
Foreigner is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 09:07 PM   #8
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,799
Liked 456 Times on 370 Posts
Likes Given: 109

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foreigner
The starch will turn to sugar in the mash leading to more alcohol in the long run.

In fact, I think it will lead to less body. It is a cheap source of sugar with less flavour than malt.
If that's the sole purpose, I can't imagine it's cheaper than table sugar.
__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 09:11 PM   #9
Foreigner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 260
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird
If that's the sole purpose, I can't imagine it's cheaper than table sugar.
Could very well be. I just like to experiment is all. When I get around to making a lawnmower beer I imagine I will use it. I've heard it adds an interesting "grainy" taste.

I used Rice Syrup solids once. I think your comment applies very well to that ingredient.
__________________
I try not to drink anything harder than Gin before breakfast - W.C. Fields

Primaries: Ed's Haus + Munich, Ed's Haus + medium crystal

Secondaries: suck :)

Bottles: Chili Stout, Dry Irish Stout, Bitter Ass IPA, Headstrong Munich Lager clone, Lawnmower ale with chocolate and munich malt

Bulk Aging: Wildberry Sweet Mead - Orange Vanilla Dry Mead

Up Next: Orfy's Old Speckled Hen and an IPA of some kind
Foreigner is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 09:29 PM   #10
jager
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 83
Default

Sucrose is expensive.

Corn starch is not.



Its great for belgians. There is some scuttle bug that chimay uses close to 30% corn starch.


jager is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cornstarch? Cpt_Kirks Recipes/Ingredients 18 07-15-2009 05:50 PM
CornStarch ChillyP Recipes/Ingredients 2 01-31-2009 05:45 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS