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Offline dzlater

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toasting flaked corn?
« on: June 20, 2010, 07:18:07 AM »
I've heard of toasting flaked oats to add some flavor, has anyone ever tried toasting flaked corn?
Any reason not to give it a try?

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Re: toasting flaked corn?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 09:57:08 PM »
I can't think of a beer that should have corn in it that also should have a toasted or roasted flavor.

I like CAPs and Cream ales (even light lagers,) but even a dark American lager should not taste very roasted.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2010, 10:00:11 PM by Malticulous »

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Re: toasting flaked corn?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 05:12:16 AM »
Give it a try, then post the results so others can learn.  Hey, this is what homebrewers do!

I am kicking around the idea of making a Smoked CAP, going light on the smoked grains.  If you have had Shiner Smokehouse you know this could work.  If you like ears of corn roasted on the grill, you should like this.  One of the decisions in the process is which wood to smoke the grain with? 
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Re: toasting flaked corn?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 07:02:26 AM »
The recipe I am brewing is a Yuengling Porter clone from the Clone Brews book. So toasty or roasty is ok. 
I know flaked corn doesn't usually go in a porter but that's what they call for.
I also know that the Clone Brews book isn't the best recipe book but I want to give it a try anyway.
I have read that people roast coffee in popcorn poppers.
I was thinking of trying to roast some grocery store pearl barley in one.


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Re: toasting flaked corn?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 10:40:50 AM »
A little toasted corn might taste good!
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Re: toasting flaked corn?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 05:26:54 AM »
  I toasted up the flaked corn, to a nice light golden brown. It smelled pretty good.
I hadn't realized that homebrew shop guy ran it through the mill, I think it would have worked better
if it wasn't milled.
 I decided not to do the porter, and just do a pale ale instead

I screwed up the hops (I made the recipe without checking inventory)
and for some reason I upped the 60 min addition to 0.5 oz
 0.5 magnum at 60 min 0.5 cascades and 1.5 magnum at 30 and an oz of celia
at 0 min
it's going to be around 70 ibus with an OG of 1.051
more bitter then I originally intended


84%    Pale Malt (2 row) Grain  8.000 lb   
11%    (toasted) Corn, Flaked Grain 16.000 oz 
 5%      Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L Grain  8.000 oz   

Hops 
  Magnum 13.5% 0.250 oz  Boil   1.000 hr
 Cascade  6.0% 2.000 oz  Boil 30.000 min
 Cascade  6.0% 1.000 oz Aroma    0.000 s