Part 1 of 4: Steeping the Corn
How do you dry corn for moonshine? (video)
What kind of malt do you use for moonshine?
The most common enzymes used in brewing/distilling come from malted barley. Malted barley is the most commonly used malted grain in distilling as it has a high diastatic power. via
Why do you malt corn?
Malting the corn adds a unique component that isn't found when using corn or flaked grits to get the additional sugars. The malting process helps to add a lot of depth to the corn flavor along with the benefit seen by the extra enzyme. via
What kind of corn is best for moonshine?
The kind of corn for moonshine that we recommend is cracked, dry yellow corn, and yes, it's field corn. It should be a good grade corn that is relatively clean. via
Can you use cracked corn for moonshine?
What Type of Corn Should I use in my Moonshine? Our favorite type of corn to be used in moonshine is cracked, dry yellow corn. This type of corn is considered field corn and it needs to be clean and food-grade. It is recommended to use air dried corn rather than gas dried. via
Is flaked maize the same as cracked corn?
The reason the recipe did not work is because you used cracked corn instead of flaked corn– there is a big difference. You will not pull sugar out of the cracked corn- you will pull flavor. Flaked corn (maize) has been processed so the sugars can easily be extracted during a mash process. via
Are Distillers malt barley?
General Considerations. When it comes to selecting your grains, barley is the grain that is most often used in making alcohol. Therefore, the 2-row and 6-row malts, as well as the distiller's malts, are all barley. via
Do you have to use malted barley for moonshine?
The enzymes found in malted grains (i.e. malted barley) are what make this conversion. Without enzymes, none of the starch will be converted into sugar and fermentation will fail. So, It is critically important to use malted barley, and not regular flaked barley, for this recipe. via
What flavor does barley Add to whiskey?
Barley whisky is malted and often dried with peat, which adds a smoky earthiness to its character. It also possesses an inherent bite, which is why it's common practice to age Scotch in old port wine or sherry barrels, to mellow out the spirit and add some valuable notes of fruit and spice. via
Does corn need to be malted?
You would have to use malted corn in something such as moonshine if you were using a 100% corn mash in order to get the enzymes needed to convert the rest of the corn ( cracked or flaked maize typically). via
Which beers are made with corn?
Both Miller Lite and Coors Light use corn syrup to brew their beer - a choice Bud Light called out quite publicly to flaunt that they do not. Understandably, Coors and Miller were both pretty mad - as were American corn farmers. Bud Light has been pushing ingredient transparency lately. via
Can you malt feed corn?
To malt your own corn, you'll need to first steep and germinate the kernels, and then dry, kiln, and clean them. By using the right tools and sticking to a schedule, you can turn corn into malt to use for things like baking and brewing. via
Can I use bread yeast to make moonshine?
Bread Yeast – If your making a rum or corn whiskey mash recipe Bread yeast is one of the best yeast for the job. Not to mention it's easy to get your hands on. Just head down to your local grocery store to pick some up. Bread yeast will leave a great flavor in your final product. via
Can you put too much yeast in moonshine mash?
If specific gravity is high (very little fermentation has taken place) you can try adding more yeast, but there's a chance you'll have to give up on it and start over. It's important to keep an eye on the temperature throughout fermenting. via
How much moonshine do you get out of 5 gallons of mash?
A 5 gallon run will yield 1-2 gallons of alcohol. A 8 gallon run will yield 1.5-3 gallons of alcohol. A 10 gallon run will yield 2-4 gallons of alcohol. via