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Old 08-13-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
strangecarr
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Can anyone tell me what the actual difference between wheat and barley is?
e.g. different characteristics, different fermentables etc...

Also, what other malt can be used for brewing - rye?

 
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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John Palmer gives a nice run-down:
http://www.howtobrew.com/section2/chapter12-1.html
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