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Postby mark1964 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 16:00

whats the difference between crystal 20 and crystal 40 is it just lighter and darker roasts?

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Re: crystal malt

Postby martindisorder » Fri Aug 07, 2015 16:03

As far as i understand the bigger the number at the end the darker the malt
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Re: crystal malt

Postby mark1964 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 16:06

Ok cheers that's sorted that then

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Re: crystal malt

Postby pittsy » Fri Aug 07, 2015 16:19

Also , a light crystal is more for added body etc while the darker you go the more flavour impact the darker the crystal and that depends on what flavour you want
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Re: crystal malt

Postby mark1964 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 17:48

ESB flavour thanks

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Re: crystal malt

Postby Strongarm » Wed Dec 02, 2015 13:43

I use 70L in my ESBs, 10% of grist

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Re: crystal malt

Postby KevinS » Wed Dec 02, 2015 14:53

Pale to medium crystal (including the super pale Carapils etc) I find to work relatively well across most beers depending on why you want to use them. When you enter the 'dark' crystal area, you start to get much more toffee flavours which can be nice or not depending on the style.

5% of light-medium crystal in a pale(ish) beer vs 5% or dark crystal result is a very different end product. For an ESB you would be fine with either. The ESB spectrum can be quite wide, with some wanting toffee style flavours and others not.

20 vs 40 crystal in a ESB wouldn't cause me any concern though! Both sound perfectly reasonable

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Re: crystal malt

Postby graysalchemy » Wed Dec 02, 2015 15:37

Strongarm wrote:I use 70L in my ESBs, 10% of grist


Thats a lot of crystal :o :o you must like the taste of crystal :ill:

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Re: crystal malt

Postby mark1964 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 15:42

Lol Alistair

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Re: crystal malt

Postby graysalchemy » Wed Dec 02, 2015 16:11

As you have probably guessed I am not a fan of crystal especially not over 5%, I get so disappointed when I try a bottled beer and all I can taste is crystal malt, to many micro's overdo crystal in my opinion or overdo hops but badly.

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Re: crystal malt

Postby Good Ed » Wed Dec 02, 2015 22:05

So, L stands for colour on the Lovibond scale, which is approximately half of the EBC scale.

You might want to have a look a the spec sheets for Briess caramel malts to see how the flavour changes from light to dark.

Hamstead Brewing Centre sell Briess pale, mid and dark, also Extra Special Malt which I can recommend.

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