Booners casual corn

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Booners casual corn

Post by Oldvine Zin » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:51 am

After a success with Jimbo's all wheat I'm going to try my luck with the Booners corn recipe. The enzymes arrived from EnzyMash the other day (fast service from them), picking up the corn today and hope to mash this tomorrow.

One question I have for you all - Woodshed ferments off grain for this recipe, I'm thinking about fermenting on the grain and then using the spent grain for a gumball-head type wash, has anyone done this before?

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Post by scuba stiller » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:49 am

Yep, it works just fine. I do keep the sugar head and associated feins separate form the AG stock.
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Post by RevSpaminator » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:27 am

I've done a sugar head over Booners, but I used corn sugar instead of cane. It cost a little more but has none of the bite. 50# of corn sugar (look for dextrose) runs about $35 at Cash N Carry.
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Post by Oldvine Zin » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:56 am

scuba stiller wrote:Yep, it works just fine. I do keep the sugar head and associated feins separate form the AG stock.
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+1 on that - was thinking about an apple pie for the sugar head

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Post by robb » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:43 am

I take off my Booners wort then do a Gumball head and ferment that on the grain thinking I may be able to pick up some flavors and sugars from the not quite spent grains. And gives me two ferments going at the same time. But I do like the idea of using a corn sugar next time.

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:36 pm

Just started mashing - Enzymes are cool!!!

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:33 am

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25 LBS of Bobs Redmill corn grits
15 Gal of water just under boiling
9 ML SEBStar
9 ML SEBAmyl
30 G dady yeast

I followed Woodshed's method for time and temps - did I say how cool it is to watch that alpha-amylase rip through that polenta?
I took a reading before adding the glucoamylase of 1.04. After a few hours and the temp down to 90 I got a reading of 1.06, pitched the yeast and it's off to a happy ferment.

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Post by bearriver » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:38 am

Bobs redmill is a great brand. That will make a good drop. :thumbup:

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Post by raketemensch » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:36 pm

Oldvine Zin wrote:
corn.JPG
25 LBS of Bobs Redmill corn grits
15 Gal of water just under boiling
9 ML SEBStar
9 ML SEBAmyl
30 G dady yeast

I followed Woodshed's method for time and temps - did I say how cool it is to watch that alpha-amylase rip through that polenta?
I took a reading before adding the glucoamylase of 1.04. After a few hours and the temp down to 90 I got a reading of 1.06, pitched the yeast and it's off to a happy ferment.
Huh, did you handle all of that right in the Brute can?

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:26 pm

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The BOP came in handy for this one as did this piece of mechanical advantage
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and dumped into the brute

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:46 pm

Still happily bubbling away, smelling of corn goodness, sg is almost down to 1.000 hoping to rack it off in the next couple of days and start the gumball head.

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:41 pm

FG is .990 and smells great :D - Thanks Woodshed for a great and easy to follow recipe!!

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:35 pm

After pressing and racking I ended up with a little under 12 Gals of wash. Did the strip run last night, tossed fores and started collecting at 60ish% down to 20% with a yeald of 2 3/4 gals. I might do the spirit run tonight :D

I also started a sugar head wash from the spent corn - 20 gal of water and enough corn sugar to bring it up to 1.060, it's happily bubbling away and smells great.

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:22 am

Did the spirit run tonight and had a light bulb moment (or was it a duh moment) - My take off rate and numbers were exactly the same as my last run of Jimbo's AG. I think that I may have my little ol pot still and ferments dialed in or was it coincidence??

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:40 pm

The sugar head wash is bubbling away and it sure smells great(prob my sweet tooth talking)

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Post by scuba stiller » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:53 am

Congrats. Isn't this a great hobby. Keep learning and stay safe.
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