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Mashing with flaked maize
« on: March 14, 2013, 12:55:28 PM »
Trying first batch using adjunct flaked maize. Have read to put some rice hulls at bottom of mash tun. Question, does the flaked maize get crushed along with my base malts? Using about 9 lbs pilsner, 9 lbs 2 row and 3 lbs of flaked maize for a 10 gallon batch of cream ale. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 01:06:40 PM »
I don't use rice hulls. Just through the flaked maize in the mash. No need to mill. It pretty much is gone by the end of the mash.
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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 01:23:41 PM »
I just toss them in the grain bucket after I crush or on top of the mash before I stir.  Have not used rice hulls with them.

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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 05:01:12 AM »
Thanks.
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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 06:09:02 AM »
I have used up to 20% flaked maize with 6-row and it worked out just fine.
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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 06:57:17 AM »
DON'T MILL!!!

I did once and the corn gummed up the nurrling (sp?) on the rollers and was a mess to clean off.  No need to mill it and it is probably a lot more likely to cause you stuck mash issues too if you do.
I don't use rice hulls with corn and haven't had a stuck mash with it.  I only use them with wheat beers

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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 07:11:34 AM »
If you've ever had corn grits, it is not gummy like oatmeal can be. I'm guessing that corn doesn't have the gummy proteins that oats and some other grains have.
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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 11:55:50 AM »
I've used up to about 10% flaked corn with absolutely no issues except that it gave the beer the taste I was looking for, and it got used again. :D

I just have them toss it into the grain bag at the LHBS after they mill the rest of the grains.

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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 12:19:51 PM »
Just finished cleaning up and everything went fine. I did put in the rice hulls but as the brewing session progressed and I was making notes and thinking about brewing it came to me that I probably got the idea about rice hulls from reading about wheat beers. I am going to brew a wit next month and will definitely use them then.
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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 12:48:47 PM »
or oats or rye
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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 03:58:16 PM »
or oats or rye

I made a stout with not that many oats in it that was really slow to sparge.  Should have used some rice hulls.

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Re: Mashing with flaked maize
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2013, 04:51:21 AM »
or oats or rye

I made a stout with not that many oats in it that was really slow to sparge.  Should have used some rice hulls.

That was most likely not due to the oats but to the crushed roasted malts......
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