So, last week I was in Brunswick, GA working at a Grain Handling facility. The last two days I was there they had a ship in from Panama that was being loaded from railcar with some Canadian 6-row. The ship was heading to the Dominican Republic and the barley was going to be used to make El Presidente beer. I was chatting with the guy from Wisconsin that was in charge of making sure the barley got from point A to point B safely and I was telling him I brew. After a few minutes of BSing he said, "So how much barley do you need to make a batch?" I said, "Oh, 10-15 pounds." He said, "Oh, that's nothing! Take some home with you." I mean, they are loading about 700 metric tons of this stuff!
So I went out and filled up some plastic bags put them in a box and they shipped them to me! I ended up getting about 30-40 lbs I'm guessing. I'm planning on doing a nice, light IPA for the summer. Any suggestions on the second batch? I'm not too familiar with the 6-row (I know it's high in protein and a rest is suggested) so I would like to brew something that accentuates the grain and is light for the summer.