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Grits

What it does :

Grits can add a corn or grain flavor to your beer.

What it is:

Grits is made from corn, also called maize, that has been coarsely ground. Because the grain is un-malted, it does not possess the enzymes required for this conversion by itself and it must be mashed with malted grains.

Vital Statistics


Color (Lovibond):

1 - 1.5

Specific Gravity (SG):

1.037


Dosage:

Grits can be up to 15 percent of your grist. Of course, the actual amount you need depends on the style of beer that you are making. Use our brewing calculators to compute the exact amount you need to achieve your specific original gravity and color targets.

Preparation:

You should pre-cook the grits in boiling water to gelatinize, or break down, its starches. It will then be ready for you to add directly to your mash to convert its starches to fermentable sugars.

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Grits