Breakfast Cereal Yield

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  1. Nosybear

    Nosybear Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know the yield in ppg of breakfast cereals like Life or Wheat Chex? Our club is having a "breakfast cereal beer" challenge. I want to do a "Mikey Likes It" Pale Ale using Life cereal. No idea how much the cereal, which I plan to crush and mash, will contribute. I do know it's rather high in sodium but it shouldn't reach a problem level.

    Any ideas as to how much the cereal will contribute? If not, I'll make a guess of 28 ppg, mashed (similar to malted grain) and adjust once I have wort with either water or DME.
     
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    No idea, but can you do a mini-mash and take a reading? Say like 8oz of cereal in a quart of 150* H2O for half an hour, then take the "OG".
     
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    Just look on the nutrition label. The total grams of sugar can be used as a direct measurement for table sugar in the ingredient section of the recipe. Whatever total grams of carbohydrates (starch) are there can be treated as cereal adjunct - flaked corn, flaked wheat, etc. That should get you close.
     
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    That makes great sense! Thanks!
     
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