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Old 10-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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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.
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You can blend purely for color but yea, you won't get the same flavor profile.

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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.

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

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