Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L

Also known as: Crystal Malt 40L, Caramel Malt 40L, Light Caramel, Best Caramel Munich I

Type:
Caramel/Crystal Malt
Recipes:
79,665

Profile

Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L is known for its rich, sweet, and toasty flavor profile. It adds a caramel-like sweetness and a subtle toffee note to the beer, contributing to a fuller body and enhancing the maltiness. This malt is used primarily for adding color, flavor, and mouthfeel to beers.

Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L brings a pronounced sweetness that can range from mild to medium intensity depending on the amount used. It imparts a smooth and round mouthfeel while balancing out any bitterness from hops. The malt's caramel flavors can complement various beer styles, adding complexity and depth.

This malt is commonly used in amber ales, brown ales, Scottish ales, and porters. Its properties include providing a deep amber to brown color (40L refers to the Lovibond measurement indicating its color), enhancing head retention, improving body and mouthfeel, and contributing to overall flavor balance. The caramel flavors it imparts make it an excellent choice for beers seeking malty sweetness without being overly roasty or bitter.

Characteristics

Color

63 < 105 < 120 EBC
24 < 40 < 46 °L

Amount

1.6 < 5.7 < 19.0 %

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