A lot of great info, thanks guys, and I def agree about the cereal mash.
My initial thought was to localize my recipe a bit by using a few locally grown ingredients, which automatically sparked my interest in the corn.
It really wasn't my intention to change the flavor profile or fermentability, but to simply replace the ingredient with a locally grown option that i knew tasted good. I guess i could switch the sweet corn with locally grown field corn and see if the outcome is the same as my flaked corn control group, then do some experimenting with the sweet to better gauge the differences. I'd also know if my cereal mash procedure was dialed in.
I guess the next logical question is how to determine how much fresh corn to buy at market to end up with the equiv of 1lb of flaked corn.