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LumberjackJohn 12-09-2008 04:14 PM

Malt Rating Question (newbie question)
Hey everyone, I am putting together a Porter recipe on Beersmith, and I had a quick question. My LBHS (which is actually two hours away) lists their UK Chocolate Malt as being 350L and I was just wondering what this meant. Sorry for the n00b question!

thevalkrye 12-09-2008 04:16 PM

350 degrees lovibond..its a rating of color..the higher the number the darker it is.

Degrees Lovibond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

slimer 12-09-2008 04:21 PM

Its just regular chocolate malt. The 350Lovibond is the color.

There is also Pale Chocolate, but that's a different animal. IIRC the Lovibond on that is 150 or so.

LumberjackJohn 12-09-2008 05:22 PM

Oh cool, thanks guy! I love this forum, I haven't had one jerk reply yet (knock on wood).

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