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  • Ric Cunningham
    Feb 25, 2013
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      corn mash is traditionally made with corn grits or course ground corn meal. To access the starch you need to gelatinize the meal. Mix with water cook at a low boil for about 15 minutes. Mix this with the rest of your grain mash at 150 degrees F for conversion. This is how the big boys (ABInbev/SABMiller) make most of their beer.

      On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 2:19 PM, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

      With that said, I will make adjustments to that part of my wash and wort process accordingly.  I will have to try bananas because a local store sells spotted bananas half price.  We talk about grains a great deal as in corn, so I really need to try fresh corn right out of the field , canned corn, and cracked corn in my experiments.  My hope is to avoid boiling with fresh and canned corn.


      From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:09 PM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: ok

      I think it's because so many of us started as winemakers and brewers, where it's important that whatever you bottle and put away for a while, at 4-14%ABV, needs to be pretty sanitary, and the smaller the fermenter (the hobbyists 5 or 6 gallons as opposed to a commercial 3,000 or 5,000 gallon) is harder to keep sanitary.

      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:
      > I kind of wonder why we use airlocks too!  I watched a Seagram vid and they had a 10,000 gal vats room that were wide open.  Moonshines never seem to use them either.  My first guess would be wild yeast and bacteria.  Years ago, I made a sugar wine that was 19 abv and my containers were never sealed and used an airlock.  I will say one thing about using an airlock is that it keeps the odor down if you live in an apartment building.
      > In my next experiment, I will test 5 gal. airlock sugar wash verses 5 gal sugar wash with a cover loosely placed on top.  I am waiting for warmer weather before using grains,so my windows can stay open 24/7
      > Robert 

      US Navy - 100% on watch
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