Im new to the group, so I figured I could hopefully give someone some useful info. This is how i make my chum: You will need the following things: 2 (two) 5 gallon buckets 1 bag of maize 1 bag of sugar some water 1 6 pack of beer (perferably your favorite kind of beer) Take the bag of maize and fill up each bucket half way. Add some sugar to each bucket, i usually put 3-5lbs of sugar in each bucket. Then, i take and fill each bucket about 1/4 full with water. Then i add 2 beers to each bucket. Stir up the chum, and let it sit a few weeks in the sun. Every few days, stir the chum around. When you go fishing, make sure you take a pair of ear plugs with you. The best kind is the kind that you roll up and insert into your ears. Put those plugs in your nose, because you will need them. The smellier it is, the better. I have used this time and time again, and I really like the way it works. If you kept count, you still have 2 beers left. Those are for you to enjoy.