Weyermann CARAFA SPECIAL TYPE 1 Debittered Dark German Specialty Malt – 1 LB Uncrushed


Weyermann® CARAFA® SPECIAL Type 1 is a gently-roasted specialty malt that is made from high quality spring barley that is de-husked prior to roasting to avoid the harsh bitterness and astringency typicall associated with dark color grains. After dehusking it is carefully roasted to add an espresso-like bouquet, coffee and chocolate flavors, and a mild but noticeable roasted aftertaste. It has high color intensity and produces opaque beer with coffee-brown color.  Carafa Special Type 1 is similar to ‘Chocolate’ style roasted malts, and can be used up to 5% of grist in any dark lager, ale, porter or stout.   Can be used with other roasted malts in stouts.

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Weyermann CARAFA SPECIAL Type 1 is similar but lighter than Chocolate style roasted malts and can be used in any dark lager or ale.    Produces rich color body flavor and aroma without the harsh flavors and astringency typical of dark-colored grains.  Where malt-based bitterness is not desired consider using Weyermann CARAFA Special Type 1, the de-husked version of CARAFA.  

    • Grain Type:  Malted, Dark Roasted without the husk, 2-Row Unmilled 
    • Sensory:  Finely roasted aromatic; coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate notes
    • Color:  300-375 Lovibond (800-1000 EBC)
    • Moisture:  3.8% max  Extract (dry): 65%  Minimum Diastatic Power:  0° Lintner  Usage:  5% max 
    • Product of Germany

Weyermann® began the production of high-quality malts and malt derived products in Bamberg over 140 years ago. Nowadays Weyermann® Specialty Malts is the world market leader in the manufacturing of caramel- and roasting malts with a portfolio of over 90 different products. Weyermann® Specialty Malts influence the colour and taste of more than 60,000 beers in 135 countries on all continents.  The red and yellow Weyermann® logo has become an epitome of excellent malt produced in Germany, for both brewers and beer connoisseurs all over the world.

Famous for roasted malts, the Weyermann family traces its roots back to 1510 and has been in the grain business since 1871. The trademarks Carapils® and Caramünch® were registered around 1908. During WW2 the Potsdam portion of Weyermann was destroyed by bombs and the subsequent Russian occupation. All their East German business was lost as well as their equipment. All the Weyermann family survived the war except one brother lost on the Eastern Front. After the war, Rudolf and Carl Weyermann in West Germany were suspended from the Company due to de-Nazification. Today, Weyermann is a team of 240 highly motivated and well-trained staff members who ensure that you will always receive nothing but true Weyermann quality. Sixty staff members hold diplomas or advanced degrees as professional brewers, maltsters, brew masters or brew engineers. Weyermann produces over 80 different types of malts that are distributed to 135 different countries.

The 140-year-old malt house of Weyermann® Specialty Malts is a protected historic site. But behind the red-brick turn-of-the-century exterior lies the modernized heart of the world ́s leading manufacturer of specialty brewing malts. Presided over by Sabine Weyermann, a fourth-generation member of the founding family, and her husband, Thomas Kraus-Weyermann, the company benefits as much from its roots in the past as it does from its modern malting practices.

Weyermann® offers the world’s largest malt portfolio, produced entirely in-house, and has become the leading malt supplier to the worldwide craft brew industry. We have been serving the American craft brew industry since 1994 and are now by far the largest supplier of European malt to the United States! Weyermann® Specialty Malts are also the freshest European malts available in the U.S. market, due to the high constant number of containers that are being shipped to the U.S. every day from Bamberg. All our malts are guaranteed by the unique and infinite Weyermann® Quality Malt Pipeline: Weyermann® Unparalleled Know-How;  Dependable, Top-Quality Raw Materials Sourcing; Quality-Controlled Batch Processing; Ample Production Capacity for In-Stock Availability; Professional Logistics for Optimal Shipping Conditions. Look to us as your partner in all malt matters, including expert international recipe developments and expert advice from more than 50 certified brewmasters.


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Weight 19 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 2 in













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