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  1. Chris Taylor

    lautering bourbon mash- standard cooked corn vs cooked corn flakes

    Thanks- let you know what happens for us. We have some ideas…..
  2. I looked for this topic but didn't find exactly what I was looking for- wondering if anyone has any experience. What we're trying to do: Get away from pre cooked corn flakes and use standard corn instead. We have a mash tun that is double jacketed so it can cook it. Equipment- 15 barrel mash ton with with false bottom and extra large heating jacket, 15 barrel fermenters, 200 gallon still with steam coils (so we can't distill on the grain) If we want to cook corn in the mash tun (it's 20% the cost of pre cooked corn), what can we do to cook the corn so it will still lauter? Rice hulls yes, but is uncooked corn milled smaller than the pre cooked corn? Can we request the grain size to be large enough that we'll still get extraction and still be able to lauder the mash? any recommendations on this? We plan on adding a 600 gallon jacketed stripping still in the future, but I'd like to start laying down some more bourbon until that day comes. I'd rather hear from people who've gone down this road and learned from the mistakes of a stuck mash. Thanks All! Chris Camp 1805 Distillery Hood River, OR