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Quik-Grits == Lazy Mans Cereal Mash

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Quik-Grits == Lazy Mans Cereal Mash

Postby sugarcreek » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:47 pm

Im always looking for a way to get corn into my mash without having to first do a cereal mash on it. Today while I was eating lunch using the Google machine I came across this patent pertaining to grits saying:

Grits and like proteinaceous material in a form suitable for quick cooking and possessing a good texture and taste which is comparable to ordinary cooked grits and proteinaceous material is produced by fully gelatinizing the material with water and subsequently freezing the gelatinized material at a controlled rate. The gelatinized material is allowed to thaw and excess water is separated by a means for squeezing. The material is then dried to a final moisture content of less than 10% yielding a product which may be readily consumed without cooking in a minimum amount of time. The final product possesses good re-hydration qualities.


Forget all the stuff about freezing. It got me thinking, if quick grits have been fully gelatinized, could I use mash them with 2-row at standard temps and get all of their corny goodness and sugars without having to do a cereal mash? The assumption is that modern quick qrits are in fact fully gelitainized. Anyone want to run an experiment??
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Re: Quik-Grits == Lazy Mans Cereal Mash

Postby pintoshine » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:38 pm

I've done it sc. Not too much corny goodness. it is missing the germ and the corn oil which gives good corn mash its flavor. Cornflakes actually work better and have better nutrition for the yeast. I have mash cornflakes at 150 several times. Great conversions. And good corn taste. Fuller than UJSM.
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Re: Quik-Grits == Lazy Mans Cereal Mash

Postby zedzedtop » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:02 pm

How do the quickgrits compare to rolled corn?
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Re: Quik-Grits == Lazy Mans Cereal Mash

Postby pintoshine » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:11 pm

whole rolled corn isn't any different that mashed corn except you don't get as much corn oil with rolled corn.
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Re: Quik-Grits == Lazy Mans Cereal Mash

Postby pockets » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:40 pm

Corn meal converts real well. I have added corn starch as well. To messy for me. I like scratch grain.
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Re: Quik-Grits == Lazy Mans Cereal Mash

Postby micah-jon » Mon May 15, 2017 2:34 am

Resurrecting an old thread here but hoping for some input...

I have recently done some AG mashes and used polenta. Mt stock is currently resting on oak and not ready yet. The advise from other forums was that if the polenta is yellow it contains the germ. White polenta or corn meal does not contain the germ.

Anyone in the know care to chime in here?
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