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Corn sat in fermenting buckets for 6 months. Safe to use?

Postby Rotax800 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:37 am

I Forgot and left corn in my ferment buckets for 6 months with no water. I know it sounds gross, but the lids were on and when i opened them to make new mash to my surprise, it looks just fine and it smells AMAZING. Like sour corn mash with lotttts of alch.

Question is, is it safe to use? or have i produced wood alch in there?
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Re: Corn sat in fermenting buckets for 6 months. Safe to use

Postby Still Life » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:41 am

You're good. Some boast the best drinks from long forgotten stashes of this and that.
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Re: Corn sat in fermenting buckets for 6 months. Safe to use

Postby Saltbush Bill » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:44 am

Rotax800 wrote:I Forgot and left corn in my ferment buckets for 6 months with no water. I know it sounds gross, but the lids were on and when i opened them to make new mash to my surprise, it looks just fine and it smells AMAZING. Like sour corn mash with lotttts of alch.

Question is, is it safe to use? or have i produced wood alch in there?

Scuze but Im confused , you didn't add any water yet you have some how made lots of alcohol ?
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Re: Corn sat in fermenting buckets for 6 months. Safe to use

Postby Pikey » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:00 am

Still Life wrote:You're good. Some boast the best drinks from long forgotten stashes of this and that.


Very true - One of the very best wines I ever made was a dandelion and burdock which was fermented on a base of uncooked rice and forgotten for many months - when found again, it was crystal clear and tasted divine !

Never could repeat it ! :cry:

Then there was a beautiful red elderberry that I bottled and forgot for about 4 years - It was still undrinkable because of all the tannin ! Sadly this was long before I made my way to this hobby and it went down the drain.

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Re: Corn sat in fermenting buckets for 6 months. Safe to use

Postby Rotax800 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:57 am

SWEET, ILL GIVE IT A GO AND POST BACK THE RESULTS. THANKS GUYS
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Re: Corn sat in fermenting buckets for 6 months. Safe to use

Postby Rotax800 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:00 am

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Rotax800 wrote:I Forgot and left corn in my ferment buckets for 6 months with no water. I know it sounds gross, but the lids were on and when i opened them to make new mash to my surprise, it looks just fine and it smells AMAZING. Like sour corn mash with lotttts of alch.

Question is, is it safe to use? or have i produced wood alch in there?


Scuze but Im confused , you didn't add any water yet you have some how made lots of alcohol ?


Alc. is in the grains of corn, I'm as Corn-Fused as you, but its there lol (Bad pun of the day).
any ideas why? im all Ears... (2nd bad pun of the day)

Lol
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Re: Corn sat in fermenting buckets for 6 months. Safe to use

Postby bilgriss » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:14 am

I think I missed something.

Is this 'Dry' corn?
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Re: Corn sat in fermenting buckets for 6 months. Safe to use

Postby papstoker » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:03 pm

Maybe OP has died from mycotoxin poisoning? Here in Africa there are many deaths from sorghum beer brewed with damp sorghum. The mycotoxin fungi thrive in the damp.
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Re: Corn sat in fermenting buckets for 6 months. Safe to use

Postby DAD300 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:54 am

With sorghum beer you'd be drinking the mycotoxin! Distilling it will kill the poison and it will not come over in the vapor.
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