Ok somehow in my house we have accumulated about 4 lbs of cornmeal (I think there have been a few times when making cornbread where my wife would just buy a new package.
In 40 brews, I have brewed one cream ale that I liked. This past weekend I brewed a faux CAP that I am really psyched about. Took a preliminary sample to see where I was in the ferment and it is already tasting pretty darn good.
I want to brew Your Father's Moustache soon, but I can already see myself becoming obsessed with this style and beers based off of it.
Anyway, I would love to use this cornmeal I have in a simple lightish drinker with some good saaz character.
-Does corn meal go stale? I know its something to do with whether the germ is removed or if they're steel cut or otherwise (?) Google is not yielding good information on this, but some of this corn meal was bought a year ago or so.
-Do I have to do a cereal mash with cornmeal? If it helps or makes a difference, I typically brew in a bag (so gluey mash shouldn't be a huge issue), 5 gal batches
-Is this corn meal better suited to make a bunch of corn bread for a homeless shelter?