Rahr Standard 6-Row is a light-colored base malt made from a blend of North 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.
Lovibond: 1.5 -2.5
Usage Rate: 100%
Moisture: 4.5 Max
Typically utilized in the brewing of American or Mexican lagers, allowing for the conversion of adjuncts such as flaked rice or flaked corn. For recipes with 20-50% adjuncts, 6-Row malt provides the required enzymes to convert starches to sugars and produce the hues found in styles such as Classic American Pilsner or Cream ale.