Originally Posted by stratslinger
Check out a couple of the posts above - if you're using that, you're not really getting any sugars from corn. You might as well be adding a tablespoon or two of table sugar to your kettle and skipping the corn flakes (and maybe a pinch of salt I guess). Not that I'm saying that'd be wrong - just that it'd be easier.
I did read those.
My guess is that the corn flakes still impart flavor to the wort even if the sugar they add is not from the corn itself but from other ingredients in the corn flakes.
Corn is intended to lighten the body and boost the alcohol slightly which is pretty much the idea behind adding table sugar to your recipe.