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Old 06-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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How much flaked corn can be added to a 5gallon batch without tasting that corn flavour? I was thinking around 4oz? I am only looking for the sweetness and smoothness that is added by the corn. I do not want any corn flavour

 
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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How much flaked corn can be added to a 5gallon batch without tasting that corn flavour? I was thinking around 4oz? I am only looking for the sweetness and smoothness that is added by the corn. I do not want any corn flavour

You can add quite a bit of corn without getting a "corn" flavor. Flaked corn is usually used in place of malted barley to lighten the body and flavor of the beer by giving fermentable sugars without malt flavor. I've used up to 20% without a "corn" flavor.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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How much flaked corn can be added to a 5gallon batch without tasting that corn flavour? I was thinking around 4oz? I am only looking for the sweetness and smoothness that is added by the corn. I do not want any corn flavour
Four ounces isn't going to do anything for you. At a rate of 10-20% of the grist, depending on the other ingredients, you will get a lighter colored beer with some grainy/sweet slightly corn flavor. Domestic mega brews using corn, such as Miller, have about 45% corn in the recipe.

 
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #4
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I use 20% for my fizzy yellow beer. It's my most popular beer.
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I too use around 20% flaked corn. It does provide a little "sweetness" that rice does not have. If it tastes of corn, then you have a fermentation problem
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