Caramel/Crystal Malt – 150L

Also known as: Crystal Malt 150L, Caramel Malt 150L, Special X, Crystal Extra Dark

Type:
Caramel/Crystal Malt
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Profile

Caramel/Crystal Malt – 150L is a type of grain used in beer brewing that adds depth and complexity to the flavor profile. It imparts a rich, caramel-like sweetness with hints of toffee and dark fruit. This malt greatly influences the taste of beer by adding sweetness and contributing to its overall body and mouthfeel.

This particular malt is commonly used in darker styles such as stouts, porters, and amber ales. Its properties include not only its color, which ranges from deep red to black depending on the degree of roast, but also its ability to provide fermentable sugars during the brewing process. The caramelization process creates complex flavors that can enhance both malty backbone and balance hop bitterness in these types of beers.

Characteristics

Color

150 < 399 < 475 EBC
57 < 150 < 179 °L

Amount

1.0 < 4.8 < 16.7 %

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