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Old 11-12-2014, 03:41 PM
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Default Shelling Corn 12 November 2014 Shelling Corn
Approached a local farmer and purchased 20 cobs of dent field corn for making tortillas.The corn was plucked from the plants, as fresh as one can get. My recently purchased crank corn sheller performed flawlessly. It took about 20 minutes to complete the shelling. Pictures depict operation.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:48 PM
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Default cob dust


I don't see that anyone has yet to reply to this, so I'll be the first.

We also have several hand crank corn shellers (antiques) but the question I have is the "cob dust" (or some times called Bee Wing) (the red part of the cob, which stays attached to the corn).

Does anyone have an easy way to knock that off the kernels of corn before you grind it to make either corn meal, or corn flower?
The problem we have always had, is the cob dust floats to the top of the corn bread, and although it adds extra fiber, it doesn't look very good, and is not very tasty.

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Old 05-27-2015, 12:47 AM
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The yard, driveway, and clear out to the road will turn red in the fall from this husk as corn runs through the dryers, holding bins, and again when it is loaded in trucks to sell....

I would think Is "winnow" the right word ?? Pour it slowly back and forth between two buckets in front of a box fan... Pretty much like small batches of wheat or rice is processed for home use...

A box with window screen set on an angle with a box fan behind it... Run the kernels slowly over the screen.... Rubbing the kernels over the screen should loosen any husks....

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