hist-brewing: Re: oat malt report and recipes

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Thu Feb 25 05:46:40 PST 1999

On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, Eylat Poliner wrote:

> 6 row is the modern variety, it is higher in diastatic power than 2 row.  European
> and early American brewing used 2 row.

Now, when you say "modern", what do you mean?  Like I said, my interest 
goes all the way up to whatever it was Mr. Capone sold in Chicago.  My 
impression had been that 6-row was around by that point.  When was 6-row 
barley first bred and adopted?

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