Malt Type: Base
Grain Origin: North America
Wort Color: 2.1-2.5 °Lovibond (4.0-5.3 EBC)
Moisture: 4.2% max.
Extract (dry): 79.0% min.
Usage: 100% max.
Rahr Standard 6-Row is a light-colored base malt made from a blend of American 6-Row barley varieties. 6-row barley has a much higher protein content and enzymatic power than 2-row barley.
Inclusion of Standard 6-Row is therefore very advantageous for recipes calling for large proportions of specialty malts, wheat malts, or adjuncts, which have little or no enzymatic power themselves.
6-row barley is also used to match historical beer styles from settings where 2-row barley was not widely available.
High proportions of 6-row barley may necessitate the use of adjuncts or require protein rests in mashing.