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Old 02-13-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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Will using corn sugar give a beer a different flavor than mashing flaked corn? I'm brewing a cream ale.


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Old 02-13-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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corn sugar will dry it out, I do not believe flaked corn will do the same thing

of course mash temperature also comes into play

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That makes sense. I guess corn sugar will be totally different.

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That makes sense. I guess corn sugar will be totally different.

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I use corn sugar when I want to a beer to have a dry finish like a west coast APA

I have been wanting to do a cream ale with grits and minute rice but being up north

finding grits in the store is not so easy, so I will be using flaked corn from LHBS and rice flakes

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Will using corn sugar give a beer a different flavor than mashing flaked corn? I'm brewing a cream ale.
Completely different.
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I think I'll use grits. Grits here are like finding rice, many brands to choose from. Thanks
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Flaked corn or rice can be mashed to add to the beer,but dextrose dries it out,or is more commonly used to carbonate with.
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If using grits is it 1:1 to flaked corn ?
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If using grits is it 1:1 to flaked corn ?
that is how I was going to do it and use the minute rice 1:1

I am going to do a 11.5 gallon batch of cream of three crops

but will do it with flaked maize/corn and flaked rice

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I used corn meal and white rice when I wanted to do a light color, light flavor, light in alcohol beer. I ground the rice in my Corona mill. The only thing that went wrong for me was the light in alcohol part, ABV 5.5% wasn't what I had planned but great efficiency got me there.


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