Caramel/Crystal Malt – 140L

Also known as: Crystal Malt 140L, Caramel Malt 140L

Type:
Caramel/Crystal Malt
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Profile

Caramel/Crystal Malt – 140L is a rich and flavorful grain used in beer brewing. It imparts a distinct caramel-like sweetness with hints of toffee and dark fruit flavors. This malt adds depth and complexity to the taste profile of beers, resulting in a fuller-bodied brew.

The use of Caramel/Crystal Malt – 140L influences the taste of beer by providing a sweet and malty character. The deep amber color it imparts can also contribute to the visual appeal of certain styles of beer. Its flavor profile pairs well with roasted malts and hop bitterness, creating a balanced taste experience. This type of malt is commonly used for adding color, body, and flavor to various beer styles such as stouts, porters, brown ales, bocks, and Scottish ales. With its darker hue and robust flavors, Caramel/Crystal Malt – 140L contributes to the signature characteristics found in these types of beers.

Properties-wise, this caramel/crystal malt has a black color when fully kilned or roasted during production. It undergoes partial germination before being heated at high temperatures until it reaches its desired level of darkness. The result is an intensification of sugars within the grain which gives rise to its distinctive flavors.

Characteristics

Color

276 < 372 < 372 EBC
104 < 140 < 140 °L

Amount

1.0 < 4.8 < 17.1 %

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