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Offline Pope of Dope

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flaked maize
« on: January 30, 2018, 06:08:29 AM »
Used flaked maize for the first time, 10% of the recipe. The wort looked a bit clumpy, sort of like a vat of french fry grease.   
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Re: flaked maize
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 05:01:23 PM »
Was this an all-grain beer or did you use it as a steeping grain in an extract batch? Flaked maize hasn't had its starches converted and needs to be mashed. I would imagine that it might dissolve to glop if you attempted to steep it in an extract wort.

I use flaked maize in close to half of my beers and have never run into this issue.
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Re: flaked maize
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 09:50:12 PM »
It's all grain, 12lbs of 2 row and 1.25lbs flaked maize. This morning the beer looks much better in the carboy. I did a 90 mn mash BIAB.
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