How to Brew Corn Beer

by Lacey Roop ; Updated September 28, 2017

Corn beer is a popular ingredient for the home brewer because it ferments easily. With a few simple ingredients and pieces of equipment that most people already have in their kitchen, you can make a delicious batch of homemade beer. A couple of days and less than 10 steps is all it takes to make a delicious corn beer.

Place 1/2 cup of corn, 1/4 cup of wheat berries and 1 1/2 cups of warm water in a blender and puree.

Transfer contents to a large plastic container and add one quart of warm water plus the yeast starter to the mixture.

Cover the mixture and place in a warm, dark area such as the bottom of a cupboard or cabinet for at least 24 hours. The specific temperature is not important, you just do not want the mixture to be cooler than room temperature.

Strain the mixture through two layers of cheesecloth to remove any clumps.

Pour the mixture into a 2 liter soda bottle and securely tighten the bottle top.

Allow the mixture to ferment in a cabinet or cupboard until the bottle becomes hard to the touch and cannot be squeezed in any area.


  • It is best to drink your beer within three days of making it. Make sure to keep it refrigerated.

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Lacey Roop's articles have been printed in various print magazines such as "UpCountry" where she was a feature writer for four years. She has written pieces for "Bluegrass Now" where her work graced the cover on two occasions. Lacey has a BA in English and has been writing professionally since 2003.