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#1 djinkc

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 04:29 PM

I don't know if I get it or not.  I like corn meal/masa in some of my brews and have been just adding it to the mash.  I think I'm not getting enough conversion with starch left in the kettle.  Is the benefit of the cereal mash the beta glucan rest assuming you do it.  That's about all I can see for a benefit versus just cooking/steeping the adjunct at gelatinization temperature to free up the starches for conversion before dumping it in the tun.  What do you think?


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Posted 15 October 2020 - 04:33 PM

I don't know if I get it or not.  I like corn meal/masa in some of my brews and have been just adding it to the mash.  I think I'm not getting enough conversion with starch left in the kettle.  Is the benefit of the cereal mash the beta glucan rest assuming you do it.  That's about all I can see for a benefit versus just cooking/steeping the adjunct at gelatinization temperature to free up the starches for conversion before dumping it in the tun.  What do you think?

 

I figured just cooking it first was good enough and then let the extra diastatic power of the grains do the conversion for you.


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Posted 15 October 2020 - 04:41 PM

I figured just cooking it first was good enough and then let the extra diastatic power of the grains do the conversion for you.

That's been my thoughts as well.  Most domestic grains can crunch through a lot.  I can steep whatever for a half hour or so and not add that much to time to brew day.  And yeah I know I can just throw flaked maize in the mash but I'm a cheap SOB sometimes.  I'm the exception to "you don't save money brewing your own beer".


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Posted 15 October 2020 - 04:48 PM

That's been my thoughts as well.  Most domestic grains can crunch through a lot.  I can steep whatever for a half hour or so and not add that much to time to brew day.  And yeah I know I can just throw flaked maize in the mash but I'm a cheap SOB sometimes.  I'm the exception to "you don't save money brewing your own beer".

 

somewhere out there is a list of which grains have the most.  some of them are pretty freakin' hot so if you use some of those you'll def be good.


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Posted 17 October 2020 - 03:33 PM

Brewing in the morning.  Skipping a cereal mash and steeping the corn meal at about 190 for a half hour or so.  About 20% corn meal in the mash - wish me luck


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Posted 17 October 2020 - 03:54 PM

Good luck!
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Posted 17 October 2020 - 04:34 PM

We'll see if it helps with conversion.  


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Posted 17 October 2020 - 07:36 PM

What are you making exactly?
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Posted 18 October 2020 - 04:37 AM

What are you making exactly?

 

it has to be either beer or breakfast.


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Posted 18 October 2020 - 04:51 AM

What are you making exactly?

I guess a hoppy cream ale


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