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Which Row
« on: January 30, 2006, 03:09:58 PM »
What is the difference between 2 Row and 6 Row?

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Re: Which Row
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 07:02:53 AM »
From Briess
More husk than 2-Row Brewers Malt making it well suited for high adjunct brewing
160 Lintner (conversion Potential)
Smoother, less grainy flavor than 6-Row Brewers Malt.
Slightly higher yield than 6-Row Brewers Malt.
Slight lower protein than 6-Row Brewers Malt
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The bottom line 6-Row has a grainer flavor and has more husk materials.  The other factors are close enough that it won't make a difference for most homebrewers.


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Re: Which Row
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 01:06:57 PM »
6-row: More bang for your bucks i.e. to make cheap beer (BUd Miller etc), quality of the grain less homogenous during malting
2-row: more homogenous malting, more quality oriented

Conclusion: as a homebrewer stick with 2-row as a base malt.
Just keep brewing and keep brewing...