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Postby *MoonShine* » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:31 am

Is Cracked Corn, chicken feed, hog feed, all the same stuff?
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Re: Cracked Corn

Postby Husker » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:38 am

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Is Cracked Corn, chicken feed, hog feed, all the same stuff?


I have heard cracked corn called "chick feed" or "chicken scratch". If you look at it, and all you see is cracked corn, and it smells like cracked corn, then I am pretty sure you can use it in the same manner.

As for hog feed, I could not answer. It may be corn, but have a lot of other things in it. If these things are simply nutients, then it will probably be fine. Hogs eat a lot of strange things.

However, if you can get "simple" cracked corn, then you know what you are starting with, and when things get added to it (by you), you will know exactly what is in the mash.

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Postby golden pond » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:40 am

Cracked corn is just what it implies, corn kernels thats been cracked into pieces., nothing else added. It's best when it's 6-7 pieces per kernel. Chicken scratch feed is a much finer cracked corn and will contain powdered corn, it will work but will be harder to seperate the beer from it.The hog feed is powdered corn with other ingredients added and I would not use it for a mash. Cracked corn is no problem to find or buy or you can crack your own in a kitchen blender if need be.
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Re: Cracked Corn

Postby hornedrhodent » Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:09 am

What about popcorn - the sugar coating should be an advantage.
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Cracked corn

Postby welska » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:14 pm

We use cracked corn and re-grind it....since it has been broken once there are no stones and it's relatively clean.

Use a liquifaction enzyme to break it down and saccarify with a different enzyme.
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Re: Cracked corn

Postby Fourway » Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:33 am

We use cracked corn and re-grind it....since it has been broken once there are no stones and it's relatively clean.

Use a liquifaction enzyme to break it down and saccarify with a different enzyme.


that would be a great approach if you were looking to make vodka from corn, it's a surefire way to make lackluster whiskey though.
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