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Turning Corn into Popcorn

Post  Zephyros on 5/25/2010, 10:39 am

I am not interly sure, if this topic should be here. But what I like to know is, if you are growing corn, can you use this for popcorn? Or do you need a special corn species? Or do you need to pretreat it before you can make popcorn from it e.g. drying the corn? Is there somebody who tried this before? Or know something about this?

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Re: Turning Corn into Popcorn

Post  SirTravers on 5/25/2010, 10:46 am

Iowa State University has a great article on growing popcorn and which varieties can be bought where. Looks like it could be fun. Smile


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Re: Turning Corn into Popcorn

Post  LaFee on 5/25/2010, 12:56 pm

Popcorn is best if it's grown as a special breed specially grown to be popcorn.

When I was a kid, Chris Schenkel (yes, the sportscaster...yes, you're old if you know that already) and his family lived down the street from us...one of Chris' (erk. That sounds weird. I always called him Mr. Schenkel) off-season occupations was growing popcorn, of all things.

After the harvesters went through, we kids took empty grocery sacks and gleaned what the machines missed...we kept them laid out on newspaper in the basement until they were very, very dry, then rubbed all the kernels off (wear gloves, it'll wear all the hide off your hands!) and stored them in plastic bags.

A grocery sack of ears was usually more than enough popcorn to last the whole winter.

(Thanks, Chris, wherever you are...for all the years and years of popcorn!)

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Re: Turning Corn into Popcorn

Post  Ha-v-v on 5/25/2010, 3:39 pm

Im in so much trouble !! Now I want to grow our pop corn !!! I love it, this is so do able. I will be in search of those special kinds of corn. I did go to the site Sir Travers posted and that was so helpful, that's a saver.

Let us know what you decide to do Smile
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Re: Turning Corn into Popcorn

Post  Zephyros on 5/25/2010, 3:59 pm

For now, I am going to search for some more information. I must admit, I am not growing corn at the moment. It was a discussion I had the other day with my family. But since it is possible to have your home grown popcorn, I think I am going to try it. First I have to figure out which kind of corn is for sell here.

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