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Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby DC » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:27 pm

Hey all, I am looking to get back into Brewing as its been a year or so since my last Brew :( I am looking at my old Lager recipes and I see that I have used "Flaked Corn" previously but cant for the life of me remember where I bought it ?? Is it still available or is there an alternative??

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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby Hanglow » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:18 pm

A few of the HB shops will sell it, might be sold as flaked maize though

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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby Sadfield » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:34 pm

Holland and Barratt may have it.

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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby Jocky » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:03 pm

Polenta is ground corn (aka flaked maize). So if you only need a bit a local supermarket will probably stock it, or if you look in the international food aisles you might find Natco or Dunnes River Falls ground cornmeal.

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Flaked maize: https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.p ... oductId=88

Coarser flaked maize: https://www.brewuk.co.uk/flaked-maize-1kg.html
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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby DC » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:33 pm

Hey all, thanks for the swift replies I had seen flaked Maize on the Malt Miller website but wasn't sure if it was the same stuff? Thanks for confirming it is

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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby RobP » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:34 pm

Jocky wrote:Polenta is ground corn (aka flaked maize). So if you only need a bit a local supermarket will probably stock it, or if you look in the international food aisles you might find Natco or Dunnes River Falls ground cornmeal.

Alternatively:
Flaked maize: https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.p ... oductId=88

Coarser flaked maize: https://www.brewuk.co.uk/flaked-maize-1kg.html


Damn! I never thought of using polenta, I even have some in the food cupboard. Corn needs to be cooked in some way before you can use it. Flaked maize is already processed so can go straight in the mash. corn in the form of "grits" has to be cooked before you can mash it, I suppose polenta would come under the latter, any idea anyone?

Edit:
I found an answer, depends on whether it has been processed before packaging, quick cook or not. So, once I run out of flaked maize I'll start using polenta. It's really cheap on the supermarket ethnic food shelf.
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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby Fil » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:48 pm

there is a rumour mr kellogs sells corn flakes
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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby RobP » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:16 pm

Fil wrote:there is a rumour mr kellogs sells corn flakes


Cornflakes and flaked maize aren't really the same thing. Also you need to decide whether the additives in cornflakes bother you.
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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby alexlark » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:22 pm

I've used ground Cornmeal with great results. You need to cook it and then add it to the mash with the rest of the grain. Google 'cereal mash'. I BIAB and it worked very well.

For lagers I did the same with cheap long grain rice.
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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby Fuggled Mind » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:17 pm

So ft I understand it right, if you want to use polenta in place of flaked corn/maize, it should be the quick-cook variety. Is that right?

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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby alexlark » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:10 pm

When you say quick cook, I just cooked it for 20 mins. I used plain cornmeal, it wasn't labelled quick cook.
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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby WorcesterHopShop » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:46 pm

Hi guys we have it In stock and have a one week sale until 23rd on Fuggles,East Kent and Challenger whole leaf hops at £2.75 per 100g ..Happpy Brewing
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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby Jackthehat » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:14 pm

Depending how much you're going to use...

I buy 20kg of micronised maize for £5 from my local agricultural supplier.
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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby FUBAR » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:01 am

RobP wrote:
Fil wrote:there is a rumour mr kellogs sells corn flakes


Cornflakes and flaked maize aren't really the same thing. Also you need to decide whether the additives in cornflakes bother you.


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Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

Postby Wonkydonkey » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:53 pm

I've been using polenta for ages, All I do is. It's a pain thou, but it can be done while getting other stuff ready.
plenty of cold water in a pan add polenta (I use 2lt water to about 40-50g of polenta) put it on the smallest ring and the lowest heat, stir frequently and add more cold water if you think it's gettting a bit thick. Check temp here and there. And lturned off for a bit at the temp that it needs a rest, 60c or what ever it needs as I can't remember right now. But I'm sure you can look it up.

Then warm it a bit more if needed, to what ever your mash water is? add it to the mash tun and add water, and grain

I usualy stir it in the mash water to disapate any lumps and also flush the pan with mash water.

I have been known to add ground rice as well as porrage oats to the same pan,,, although rice I do remember does need to be boiled so I stopped adding rice as it sort of made it difficult to boil with polenta and porrage.

They all have there place, but mabe I was just adding to many outcomes to the party.
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