CaraFa I

Also known as: Roasted Malt I

Type:
Roasted
Recipes:
8,486

Profile

CaraFa I is a roasted grain that is widely used in beer brewing for its unique flavor profile and ability to influence the taste of beer. It imparts a rich, smooth, and slightly sweet flavor to the brew, adding depth and complexity. This roasted grain is typically used in darker beers such as stouts, porters, or schwarzbier where it contributes to their distinctively dark color and malty character.

With its black color and roasted properties, CaraFa I provides not only an intense hue but also a pleasant bitterness that balances out the sweetness of malted grains. Its high level of melanoidins brings notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel into the beer's flavor profile. Brewers often use CaraFa I sparingly because too much can lead to overpowering flavors or excessive dryness in the final product.

Characteristics

Color

630 < 906 < 1,301 EBC
237 < 340 < 488 °L

Amount

0.4 < 2.9 < 11.4 %

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