Pregelatinized yellow corn flakes (flaked maize) can be used as a cereal adjunct. The pregelatinized flakes will give a higher yield and a more trouble-free brew than a conventional flaked corn. Also, the corn has been degermed (the oil removed), eliminating rancidity. Using flaked maize as an adjunct produces a lighter color in the finished beer without lowering the original gravity. It produces a drier, crisp beer with a mild, less malty flavor.