Being a beer brewer for years I understand enzymes, Diastatic Power, and mashing that go into brewing beer. A relative of mine who is new at distilling (but has more experience than me in this) told me that he makes his wash by adding 4 gallons water, 5 pounds sugar, 5 pounds corn meal, heats it up and mix then adds yeast according to packets directions and does very well with it. My question is how does the corn meals starches convert to fermentable sugars without the proper enzymes needed to convert these starches? I have seen a few corn washes out there but to my understanding corn lacks these enzymes. Could someone please explain or point me in the right direction on distilling mashes. I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death and thanks for your help as always.