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Old 03-28-2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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this is probably a stupid question but... when someone just says 2 row in a recipe are they refering to 2 row pale, 2 row pilsner, or something else?



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Old 03-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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if it is an Ale, then 2 row pale... if it is a Lager, then 2 row Pilsner

Not a dumb question at all.



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Old 03-28-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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2-row barley malt. It's supposed to better than the other strains for brewing.
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It's usually some variation of Pale...usually if it's pilsner, it is referred to as pilsner.

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i guess i really just dont understand why people dont specify that in their recipe.. doesnt make much sense to me if they are going to lay out a specific recipe and leave that 2 row as an uncertainty...

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It's an assumption that people will know that 2-row = pale, not pilsner.

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I have always understood it to be American pale malt, if a recipe calls for Pilsner malt is specifies Pilsner, or Maris Otter, or Munich, but if it calls for 2-row I assume it is American 2-row pale malt.

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I have always understood it to be American pale malt, if a recipe calls for Pilsner malt is specifies Pilsner, or Maris Otter, or Munich, but if it calls for 2-row I assume it is American 2-row pale malt.
Yep. If it's an English recipe, I assume it's an English two-row. If it's an American recipe, I assume it's American two-row.

Pale malt is generally thought of as "base malt" and equal to "two-row". If a specialty malt is required, it will say in the recipe, "5 pounds Vienna malt" etc.
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i guess i really just dont understand why people dont specify that in their recipe.. doesnt make much sense to me if they are going to lay out a specific recipe and leave that 2 row as an uncertainty...
What do you mean? You want all the recipes to cleary say "2 row( not pilsner?)" Why?

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It's an assumption that people will know that 2-row = pale, not pilsner.
I've never had an issue with not knowing, nor have I ever came upon a recipe that didn't specify if it WAS pilsner. I think the problem is not that there's a problem, it's just that in your inexperience you haven't got to the point where you don't just make that assumption, like those of us who answered you do.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:01 PM   #10
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2-row pale takes .2 more seconds to type thats all im saying. obviously now i know what they mean, but for noobs like me, the first time i just see just "2-row," it would be stupid to assume anything.



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