Probably the most commonly used base malt in all-grain or partial-mash brewing. 2-row is well modified, smooth, and high in enzymes. Used as a Lager malt, 2-row is less well modified in the malting process making it better suited to a program temperature mash. 2-row malt has a neutral flavour making it ideal for use in beers where hops or yeast produce the majority of the desired flavours.
2-row typically has a high protein content and a thick husk which is rich in polyphenols (tannins), which can lead to protein haze and astringency. Additionally, 2-row tends to be lower in enzyme and protein levels and has a thinner husk than the 6-row malt.
Typical Beer Style(s):Any, Pale Ale, IPA, Cream Ale
Maximum Recommended Usage: Up to 100%
Possible Substitution(s): Pale Ale, Maris Otter, Golden Promise, Pilsner, Vienna, Munich