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2-Row Pale Malt

Type: Grain (Barley)
Category: Base Malt

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The basic 2-row pale malt is an ale-style base malt. It has a rich malt flavor with hints of biscuit and nut, and contributes a rich, pale golden color to wort. It is by far the most common of all base malts, and comes from various manufacturers such as Briess, Viking, Great Western, Coopers, Crisp, Haus, Gambrinus and Bairds among others. There are various varieties of 2-row pale malt that hail from other countries such as England, Scotland, Germany, Canada, Finland and Belgium.

Read More: Are All Barley Pale 2-Row Malts the Same?

Beer Styles Using: All beer styles

Commercial Examples: Briess Pale Ale Malt, Thomas Fawcett Pale Ale, Rahr Standard 2-Row,Simpsons Best pale Ale Malt

2-Row Pale Malt Brewing Values

These are the common ranges that we've seen with 2-Row Pale Malt over the years. Each manufacturer can have slightly different qualities, so these ranges are based on a combination and average.

This product must be added into the mash to be effective.

SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM values indicate a pale straw color while higher values mean the style should have a darker color. Learn more »
1.5-3.5 SRM
(1 - 3° Lovibond)
Diastatic Power
Diastatic power (DP) is a measurement of a malted grain's enzymes, which are responsible for converting the grain's starches into sugar during mashing.
50-150° Lintner
PPG measures the maximum starting gravity (SG) of the fermentable in points/pound/gallon. This can differ based on your mash efficiency and the amount of wort collected.
37 ppg
(1.037 SG)
Batch Max
Certain grains and adjuncts should only be used below a maximum percentage of the grain bill. Exceeding this can cause off flavors or poor mash efficiency.

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