Originally Posted by adamk222
what do you mean by 2 row? every one of the ingredients listed above say 2 row on the bag except the flaked corn and lactose
The malts you listed are indeed 2 row malts but they have been made into specialty malts. They are malted in a way that gives them special properties that add flavor , sweetness, color, and texture to the beer. These specialty grains don't add fermentable sugars to the beer and you need sugar to make alcohol.
The 2-row malt we are talking about is plain malt that has been kilned so it is very light. It retains starches that when mashed convert into sugars that the yeast will ferment. The by product of fermentation is alcohol and beer flavor.
If you get a chance, it would be well worth your time to read a book like The complete Joy of Home Brewing
by Charlie Papazian. He can explain malts and mashing much better than I can.