Caramel/Crystal Malt – 120L

Also known as: Crystal Malt 120L, Caramel Malt 120L, Dark Caramel, Special B, Special W, Extra Special Malt, DRC Malt

Type:
Caramel/Crystal Malt
Recipes:
108,479

Profile

Caramel/Crystal Malt – 120L is a highly aromatic grain that adds rich caramel and toffee flavors to beer. Its flavor profile is characterized by notes of dark caramel, burnt sugar, and dried fruits. When used in brewing, this malt imparts a deep amber color and a sweet, malty taste to the beer. It also contributes a full-bodied mouthfeel and enhances the overall complexity of the brew.

This malt is commonly used in a variety of beer styles such as stouts, porters, brown ales, and barleywines. Its properties include a high level of unfermentable sugars, which provide sweetness and body to the finished beer. Additionally, its intense color makes it useful for adding depth to darker beers. Caramel/Crystal Malt – 120L can be used in small quantities for subtle flavor enhancement or in larger amounts for more pronounced caramel notes.

Characteristics

Color

199 < 319 < 586 EBC
75 < 120 < 220 °L

Amount

1.0 < 4.1 < 15.4 %

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