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6-Row Pale Malt

Type: Grain (Barley)
Category: Base Malt

The preferred base malt for adjunct-based beers such as American Lagers, high gravity lagers and American Wheat beer. Clean in flavor and high in enzymes. This malt is best used when brewing with high quantities of adjuncts, such as oats, corn or rice. Useful during the lautering process for wheat beers because its husk content is high.

6-Row Pale Malt Brewing Values

These are the common ranges that we've seen with 6-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
SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM grains impart a pale straw color while higher values mean it will add a darker color to the wort. Learn more »
2 SRM
(2° 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.
160° Lintner
PPG
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.
35 ppg
(1.035 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.
100%

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