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SpookyAlmond 10-03-2012 02:51 PM

Mixing Crystal malts to get different Lovibond
 
Just curious. If a recipe calls for a crystal 30L, and I have crystal 10L and crystal 60L, can I use a mixture of the two to get to around 30L? It makes sense in my head, but I don't know if they work that way. Thoughts?

AnchorBock 10-03-2012 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by SpookyAlmond (Post 4465872)
Just curious. If a recipe calls for a crystal 30L, and I have crystal 10L and crystal 60L, can I use a mixture of the two to get to around 30L? It makes sense in my head, but I don't know if they work that way. Thoughts?

It doesn't really work that way - they have different flavor profiles. Using a blend of 10L and 60L will not give you the same flavor as 30L.

JesperX 10-03-2012 03:18 PM

You can blend purely for color but yea, you won't get the same flavor profile.

billl 10-03-2012 03:37 PM

The same flavor? No. Similar? Yes. The closer in number your additions are the recipe, you closer the taste will be. eg. 20L and 40L will be a lot closer to 30L than anything with 120L.

If you are going to try this, the proper ratio is 75% 20L to 25% 60L to get a 30L color contribution.

SpookyAlmond 10-03-2012 03:53 PM

Thanks guys, I knew it couldn't be that simple.:)


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