Want to brew this weekend. Running shy on flaked maize, by about half the amount or more. i know i have one pound on hand possibly two. Could order more flaked maize, pay the $8 s&h and hope it gets here by Saturday.
Could try using instant grits, without any additives
I've seen debate on necessity of a cereal mash or pre-boil.
Could try to find a corn flake cereal product without any added ingredients or preservatives. Perhaps from a health food store.
Just make if the difference with more malt.
I've been reading up on gelatinization, and cereal mashes, but I'd like to keep it simple. Corn flakes seem ideal, but I know the big players add stuff like preservatives. Local chain adds malt syrup, HF corn syrup, sugar, and salt, but no BHT or fortification that I can tell based on the label.