2-Row Malt - Rahr (55 lb)
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.
A large proportion of modern beer styles use 2-row as the basis for their fermentables due to its ability to produce alcohol with a more neutral flavour than Pilsner or Maris Otter malts.
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.
Maximum Recommended: Usage: Up to 100%
Typical Beer Style(s):Any, American Styles, Hop-forward beers, NEIPA, American Pale Ale, Cream Ale
Possible Substitution(s): Pale Ale, Maris Otter, Golden Promise, Pilsner, Vienna, Munich