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Old 08-25-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default 2 row in steeping grain and conversion?

I notice many good recipes call for the addition of 2 row along with the usual steeping grains. I just did one that included 0.5 lb of 2 row plus 0.5 lb of crystal.

Questions, please:

-what does the 2 row do for the brew in terms of body/flavor?

-If I steep at 150-160 degrees and sparge the grain bag, will there be enough conversion to significantly up the fermentables?

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Old 08-25-2009, 07:06 PM   #2
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The main reason 2-row is used it for it's conversion ability. It will add more fermentables, but at a half pound, not much.

The malt lightens the body and flavor of a beer.
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