How to Brew Corn Beer

by Lacey Roop ; Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • 1/2 cup of corn
  • 1/4 cup of wheat berries
  • Blender
  • Yeast starter
  • Water
  • Cheesecloth
  • 2 liter plastic soda bottle

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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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About the Author

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.