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.
If you are purchasing grains for a recipe, we recommend our Build Your Own Beer for ordering your grains. We will mix them for you and you can select all the other ingredients for your beer from the same convenient page, including hops, adjuncts, and yeast.