rye and cornmeal help??

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rye and cornmeal help??

Unread postby beef bandit » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:10 am

Hey all,
First of all im from new zealand, have been watching topics on here for awhile, an have been doing a bit of distilin myself.

I just have a couple of questions! first is. Is corn meal the same as corn meal flour? and is rye flour suitable for making bourbon?
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Re: rye and cornmeal help??

Unread postby gauze » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:39 pm

corn meal is usually quite coarsely ground but if you can get it to mix in water without clumping I don't see why it'd make a difference, same with the rye.
these are not what the distilleries use though as far as I know they use cracked corn and rye.
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Re: rye and cornmeal help??

Unread postby EllenJ » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:03 pm

Some grind quite fine. I've seen rye ground fine enough to use for baking with. I would think that would be a true pain to work with, but I'm not a distiller. Basically, the finer you grind the grain, whatever it is, the more efficiently the starch will be converted in the mashing process. The tradeoff being, of course, that you have to deal with gooey-er stuff in your still.
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