"This is the first year I planted your flint corn, it did wonderful in Eastern Washington. I left it on the stock until the middle of November. I wanted to get it in earlier but just could not. By the time I did pick it, our sunshine/sunny days were gone. I put the corn, on the cob, in burlap sacks and hung it in the garage, hoping it would further dry. I took some corn off the stock in October for decorations and brought them into the house. The corn that we brought in the house dented. The corn that is hanging has not dented yet and seems more moist if I try eating a kernel. It is hard but not as hard as the dented corn that was brought into the house. I ground some of the corn on Thanksgiving and it turned out wonderful! Both the corn I used for decoration and the corn I had hung in the garage ground well using my country Living mill. Anyways, I am unsure if the corn in the garage has sufficiently dried yet. How might I be able to tell for sure? Thanks!"
So happy our flint corn grew well for you! It is very reliable! To dry our corn it needs to be open to the air. Dry it on wire racks so air can get to all sides of the ear. You will know when it is dry enough to store when a kernel smashed on concrete with a hammer shatters. If it is mushy at all it needs to be dried further.