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n8young

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Post Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:43 am

Corn Cob Wine

I cannot take credit for this, nor am I sure I would want to anyway(hehe). I found this while scouring the net a while back, and just started brewing it two days ago. I feel like Bo or Luke Duke.......

Corn Cob wine

1 gallon plastic milk jug with top
8 corn cobs, kernels cut off and used for something else
2 cups plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or brewer's yeast

Fix jug by cutting 5/6th of the way aroung the top of the jug an inch below the cap, leaving the strip of plastic nearest the handle uncut. This makes a hinged lid that snaps back into place. Leave the scew lid on.

Wash and rinse the jug very well and pack it with the corn cobs.

Dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar with 2 tablespoons warm water and add the yeast to let proof over 3-4 minutes.

Boil 3 quarts water. Turn off heat and add 2 cups sugar and stir until dissolved. Allow water to cool, until cool enough to touch.

Fill the jug with sugar water until the level is 1/2 inch below the new cut mouth of the jug.

Add yeast mixture and stir gently with a clear wooden spoon handle.

Place in a cool, dark place for about 2 weeks, or until bubbling stops. Wine will be slightly cloudy and white/yellow. It will smell plesantly yeasty and somewhat like corn.

Decant the wine and filter it through a mesh sieve. Bottle in clean jars/bottles. I do not put lids on tightly for the first week or so, just in case I messed up on the bubbling bit.

Set containers in fridge for about a week to allow the yeast and whatever to settle. Keep refrigerated and consume within 2 months.

Makes about 1 gallon
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gregscsu

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Post Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:43 pm

Re: Corn Cob Wine

Field Corn or Sweet Corn
Primary: BVIP, Milk Stout
Secondary:
Keg: Apfelwein, Brown Ale, Brandy Oak Irish Red, Octoberfest, Black & Mild
Cask: Brown Ale
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n8young

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Post Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:21 am

Re: Corn Cob Wine

gregscsu wrote:Field Corn or Sweet Corn


Hmmm....it doesn't specify. My corn terminology isn't up to snuff, but if by field corn, you mean corn that a farmer grows to feed his livestock with, then I used sweet corn. I used "people" corn. Haha.
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Post Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:38 am

Re: Corn Cob Wine

Interesting...

Let us know how this little experiment turns out!
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n8young

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Post Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:30 am

Re: Corn Cob Wine

Lynux wrote:Interesting...

Let us know how this little experiment turns out!


Will do. I don't anticipate anything great. I just wanted to try it for fun, and we had the corn sitting around, so why not?

I mean seriously, this is pretty damn close to prison wine in a garbage bag.
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Post Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:17 pm

Re: Corn Cob Wine

n8young wrote:I mean seriously, this is pretty damn close to prison wine in a garbage bag.

You might want to add some Gummi Bears for color and a little more EtOH. :wink:
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Post Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:14 pm

Re: Corn Cob Wine

I was at the farmers market and a dozen corn cobs for $3 had me thinking of this thread.

Guess what I will be making when I get home from work?
Primary: BVIP, Milk Stout
Secondary:
Keg: Apfelwein, Brown Ale, Brandy Oak Irish Red, Octoberfest, Black & Mild
Cask: Brown Ale
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n8young

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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:58 am

Re: Corn Cob Wine

gregscsu wrote:I was at the farmers market and a dozen corn cobs for $3 had me thinking of this thread.

Guess what I will be making when I get home from work?


Hehe. Good luck, and have fun. Mine's been fermenting for a week now. I'll probably give it another week and a half, then, to stay in character, i'll bottle it in Mason Jars.
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:44 am

Re: Corn Cob Wine

This I gotta try.
:P
Could be worse... could be raining.
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:09 pm

Re: Corn Cob Wine

n8young wrote:
Lynux wrote:Interesting...

Let us know how this little experiment turns out!


Will do. I don't anticipate anything great. I just wanted to try it for fun, and we had the corn sitting around, so why not?

I mean seriously, this is pretty damn close to prison wine in a garbage bag.


They call that stuff Pruno. :lol:
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:37 pm

Re: Corn Cob Wine

This thread prompted me to try it too! lol...

I bought the corn already, just need to pick up some wine yeast. We'll all have to post our results! :cheers:
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On Deck - Cream Ale
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n8young

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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:17 pm

Re: Corn Cob Wine

Lynux wrote:This thread prompted me to try it too! lol...

I bought the corn already, just need to pick up some wine yeast. We'll all have to post our results! :cheers:


Wine Yeast, damn! You're high class. I made a small starter with some old generic ale dry yeast. Like I said before, I totally anticipate greatness with this one. The vineyards of Napa Valley will kneel before me and my [Dueling Banjos] Corn Cob Wine [/Dueling Banjos]. :wink:
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:21 pm

Re: Corn Cob Wine

n8young wrote:Wine Yeast, damn! You're high class. I made a small starter with some old generic ale dry yeast.

Wine yeast? Ale yeast? This stuff is begging to be made with a teaspoon of baker's yeast! Or for a more authentic flavor and aroma, use a piece of moldy bread in a stinky gym sock... :wink:
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:21 pm

Re: Corn Cob Wine

Don't worry, I'll make sure and get the cheapest stuff they have! :P
P - :-(
C - Lambic
Tap -Red Lager, Black Lager, Patersbier
Bottle - Barleywine, Mead, Flanders Red, Wheat Wine
On Deck - Cream Ale
STL Brews Homebrew Club
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Post Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:21 pm

Re: Corn Cob Wine

n8young wrote:Hehe. Good luck, and have fun. Mine's been fermenting for a week now. I'll probably give it another week and a half, then, to stay in character, i'll bottle it in Mason Jars.


I plan on doing the exact same thing.

Cooked it all up yesterday and it is now fermenting away with a $0.59 pack of red star Cote Des Blancs wine yeast.
Primary: BVIP, Milk Stout
Secondary:
Keg: Apfelwein, Brown Ale, Brandy Oak Irish Red, Octoberfest, Black & Mild
Cask: Brown Ale
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