As far as enzyme activity is concerned, 1 yr old crushed grain, properly stored, still has plenty of enzyme activity. I think even two yr is OK - as far as conversion. My wife uses this as a lab for her class and I designed it and prep the materials. This last fall we had 2 yr old crushed to test but I never heard the results from my wife's teaching assistants. I think it still converted. This fall we'll have 3 yr old to test.
NOW, whether this tastes good is another question. All we are testing for is enzyme activity.
If the raw grain tastes good use it!