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Re: Retting Corn Husks

Corn husk paper is very easy to make: and you do not need to rett the fiber.
Just soak the jusks 24 hrs., then cook in a 20% alkaline caustic for circa 2
hours...stirring frequently and checking how its cooking.  when you can pull
apart the husk like cooked celery it is done.   Rinse well, until the runoff
is clear....and its ready for beating - by hand or machine.
- Robbin Ami Silverberg
Dobbin Mill, NYC

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