A distinguishing characteristic of Caramel Malts is their ability to improve foam development and stability and enhance viscosity due to non-fermentable structures they contribute to beer. Produced in the U.S.A. from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row malting barley varieties
- Candylike sweetness, mild caramel flavor.
- Malt Style: Caramel, Crystal
- Maltster: Briess
- 1 lb bag, uncrushed
- Lovibond 60L
- Produced in the U.S.A.
Briess Caramel Malts are roaster produced. Roasters, rather than kilns, make the fullest flavored and best performing Caramel Malts. Briess roasters are efficient drum roasters that have been custom designed and engineered to roast malt and barley. These customized drum roasters allow for the application of significantly higher temperatures to green malt. This is a must for the true crystallization of sugars and development of unique flavors, colors and physical properties only associated with the glassy, crystallized sugars of Caramel Malt.
USAGE: Use 3-15% for enhanced body and foam stability with a subtle color and flavor contribution.
3-7% For balance in Pilsners
5-10% California Common Beer, Doppelbocks and Dark Lagers
5-15% Vienna, Marzen and Oktoberfest
10-15% Bitter Ales, Pale Ales, Mild Ales, Strong Ales and Belgian Ales
5-15% Certain styles of Brown Ales, Scotch Ales, Stouts and Porters
For all intents and purposes, Crystal and Caramel Malt mean the same thing. Caramel Malt can be either Roasted or Kilned. Roasting and Kilning are not the same thing though. Therefore, all Crystal Malt is Caramel Malt, but not all Caramel Malt is Crystal Malt.
Malt is often called the “Heart of Beer” for good reason. Malted barley, or malt, is the basic ingredient used in the production of beer, providing complex carbohydrates and sugars necessary for fermentation, as well as contributing flavors and colors that are uniquely characteristic of beer.
When it comes to producing natural specialty ingredients for food and beer, Briess is setting new standards for success. That’s because we treat every aspect of our business as a craft, from grower to technical expertise to multiple processing capabilities. Family owned since 1876, we remain poised to deliver solutions and services tailored to meet your needs. Hey, this is the heart of the beer we’re talking about here. The basic ingredient that helps gives your brew its unique flavor, color and body.