I am new to distilling. I have researched a basic corn mash recipe. However I am getting mixed results whether or not to use malt. Some recipes call for water, sugar, corn meal and yeast. Others call for water, sugar, corn meal, yeast and malt. So I need to know if I need to use malt or not. Please help.
It won’t hurt to add it- but if you are already adding sugar you don’t need to add it. The malt will help convert the starch in the corn meal into sugar- but since you are already adding sugar you are not depending on that conversion to happen.