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Old 09-19-2015, 01:31 PM
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http://www.durgan.org/2015/September...n%20Corn/HTML/ 19 September 2015 Shelling Indian Corn
The Indian Corn was dry enough to remove the kernels from the cobs, commonly called shelling. The corn was put through a hand cranked shelling device which removes the kernels. The kernel were then winnowed to remove the chaff. The kernels will be left to dry more in the shed prior to storge.Twelve pounds of kernels were obtained, which will be nixtamalized and made into tortillas and cereal.
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Old 09-20-2015, 05:20 PM
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What variety of corn was that?

I grew Magic Manna this year, it seems a little fragile for something like that. The kernals break easily, some of them broke just shelling with my thumbs.

Maybe when I grow flint corn I could use a gadget like that, but MM is a flour corn. Or, maybe I could build my own but with different material for the teeth . . .


Now you got me thinking.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:01 AM
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What variety of corn was that?

I grew Magic Manna this year, it seems a little fragile for something like that. The kernals break easily, some of them broke just shelling with my thumbs.

Maybe when I grow flint corn I could use a gadget like that, but MM is a flour corn. Or, maybe I could build my own but with different material for the teeth . . .
Now you got me thinking.
I often save corn seed. It always germinates. There are many colored varieties available.
https://www.harrisseeds.com/storefro...ntal-corn.aspx
https://www.heritageharvestseed.com/corn.html
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:26 PM
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Does that mean you don't know what variety it is?

Let me try asking another way: Flint, flour, or popping?
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:28 AM
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Does that mean you don't know what variety it is?

Let me try asking another way: Flint, flour, or popping?
Flint or Dent. I never grow popping. Usually I use Dent corn which is grown everywhere in my area. The Indian corn is used mostly for decoration at Halloween and the cobs are around a dollar each. The dried dent corn on the cob is about a ten dollars a bushel. Often I buy it shelled in the bird feed area, but I prefer to buy it on the cob or even pick it in the field and remove the kernels myself. Any of the corns dried make a fine flour when dry beat in the blender. But almost the whole world now uses commercial corn flour even the great country of Mexico.
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