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HELP: what is the difference in barley

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  • corn_wash
    for instance regular, 3 row and 6 row,
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 2, 2003
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      for instance regular, 3 row and 6 row,
    • flaming_pinto
      2-row generally has the lowest nitrogen content, therefore has more convertable starch - that means more fermentable sugars and higher alcohol yeild. 6-row has
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 3, 2003
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        2-row generally has the lowest nitrogen content, therefore has more
        convertable starch - that means more fermentable sugars and higher
        alcohol yeild.

        6-row has more husks on each seed and therefore contains much more of
        the enzymes required to convert all the starches in a mash.


        Usually, if you are mashing corn or other non-malted grains, you want
        to add some 6-row for the enzymes. If you are mashing all barley
        (like I am at the moment) You want to use mostly 2-row for maximun
        yeild, but also add some 6-row to ensure you have plenty of enzymes
        for the conversion.

        Flaming_pinto
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