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Can I see that cream ale recipe? Polenta?
This batch was 0.5kg of corn grits and 1kg of instant polenta from the supermarket (make sure you cook it first) I cooked the corn grits as per normal and they converted for me.
Have previously used non instant polenta (which I did a full cereal mash with) last time I brewed this I used ale malt and munich malt as thats what I had on hand
Can also use cheap corn flakes
Next time I make it ill probably just use the flaked maize I have a 25kg bag of
Any noble hop works, and you could also use an american hop if you want to be more to style
Because I didn't get the conversion from the polenta due to not cooking it I ended up boiling it for an extra hour but still managed to get 25L and only 4-5 points off, etc
Also ended up using Kolsch yeast as I realized I was out of us-05 (more now ordered)
I was dialing in some system changes and redoing my mill setup (changing to one fluted and one knurled roller) so still dialing in gap
Note I got the polenta really cheap, Aldi cornflakes work out to be more per kg then buying a 25kg bag of flaked maize (I use corn in a few things) Woolworths currently has no homebrand in stock anywhere, haven't checked Coles.
$3.598 per kg for a 25kg bag at retail
$3.85 per kg for Woolworths cornflakes (700g for 2.7)
$4 per kg for Coles cornflakes (475g for 1.9)
$6.5 per kg for instant polenta (I paid $2 per kg at the time)