Caramel/Crystal Malt – 50L

Also known as: Crystal Malt 50L, Caramel Malt 50L, Best Caramel Munich II

Type:
Caramel/Crystal Malt
Recipes:
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Profile

Caramel/Crystal Malt – 50L is a type of grain used in beer brewing that adds a distinct flavor profile to the final product. It contributes flavors such as caramel, toffee, and sometimes even hints of raisin or burnt sugar. This malt greatly influences the taste of beer by adding sweetness and complexity to the overall flavor profile.

The primary purpose of using Caramel/Crystal Malt – 50L in brewing is for enhancing both color and flavor. The deep black color it imparts gives beers a rich mahogany hue. Its properties include providing residual sweetness due to its unfermentable sugars, increasing body and mouthfeel, and adding depth to the aroma.

This particular malt is commonly used in various beer styles including amber ales, brown ales, stouts, porters, Scottish ales, doppelbocks, and barleywines. These styles benefit from the added sweetness and complexity provided by this malt variety while also achieving their desired color profiles.

Characteristics

Color

50 < 132 < 179 EBC
19 < 50 < 68 °L

Amount

1.5 < 6.0 < 19.5 %

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