Popcorn Kernels.

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    Have been looking at a few recipes for light Lagers for SWMBO and noticed that they like their corn.Done some investigating and have seen a few using Popcorn.Now the popcorn must not be shelf bought microwaved or pre-sweetened/salted in a bag.I've recently purchased this which I intend to cook off in a dry pot and add to the mashtun.Just looking to see if anyone else has tried or their views.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-KILO-2x1KG-NATURAL-Popcorn-Pop-Corn-Maize-Seeds-Raw-Popping-Kernels-NON-GMO-/222283964275?epid=1794975294&hash=item33c1281f73:g:51kAAOSwPCVYBNa4
     
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    Not a clue Gerry but is that light as in ABV or light as in body/flavour?
     
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    Both.I'm looking to clone something similar to Coors Light for the missus and I'm going to use these regardless but just looking to see if others had tried before.
     
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    @MyQul popcorn on the go for a popcorn porter overnight mash.Should be interesting.
     

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    I'm loving the way your filling up that FV with popcorn. Game of Thones box set? :lol:
     
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    ....be ON the throne after that lot!
     
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    Okay, my daghter watched over my shoulder and said Oh my god. Now, if you can explain how it toasts barley in small batches I cannot do but buy one.
     
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    Hi!
    You should see the size of the Coke! :grin:
     
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    If you have a slow cooker you might try that.It took about 4 hours to do that FV but the aroma was amazing...:thumb:
     
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    All mashed in and tucked up for an overnight mash.Put a recipe together for Popcorn Porter using the robust porter style and the smell of chocolate and popcorn is making me hungry though my missus was overly impressed...
     

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    Changed my miind as I've already brewed a Vienna lager for the missus.:whistle:
     
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    pop a handful of grain in the popcorn maker, you can getaway with 2-3x the amount of grain as you would add popcorn as it wont pop and take up more room.

    if when running the grain isnt mixing and turning over with the hot air blown through it you have too much grain in there..

    Keep an eye on it and you should see a gradual change as it toasts..
     
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    No slow cookers here, just slow eaters (looking at daughter)
    Thanks for the tip anyway! :thumb:
     
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    How's it looking? I've never used popcorn for a beer before, so interested to hear if the toasted flavour comes through
     
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    Just in the boiler now though must check OG as I had 28l instead of 27.

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    Preboil gravity is 12 Brix - 1048
    Wasn't expecting that for sure.This may end up on the imperial side...

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    Why would you want to do this? how does "popped corn" benefit any beer?
     
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    No idea but I'll find for sure and besides it'll do no harm to try something different....

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    So ended up with 22.5l and og of 1.057.Well chuffed and pitched CML real ale yeast at 2.15 today before doing the school run and my airlock is pressurised already.Need to keep an eye on this one I think.
     

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