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Leadster 12-30-2010 04:09 AM

Substitute Grains for German 65 L Dark Crystal
 
I'm preparing to do a recipe (clone) for Zywiec Porter. It calls for German 65L Dark Crystal (less than 25% of the specialty grains). Can't seem to find this particular grain - does anyone know of an acceptable substitute?

beachy 12-30-2010 07:02 AM

Weyermann caramunich 3 is german and rated at about 65L but if you mean there is nothing german available then i think most malsters medium crystal will be rated at
60-70L certainly that is the case for Bairds ,Simpsons and TF.

Leadster 12-30-2010 11:54 AM

Thanks - so Weyermann caramunich 3 is considered a german dark crystal grain? (sorry if that sounds like a dumb question, just want to make sure I know what I'm doing)

FYI - I actually have Simpsons 50-60L Crystal - would that work?

beachy 12-30-2010 10:18 PM

Well caramunich 3 is darkish, not the darkest you can get but i think it is really the 65L that is more important than the word dark. Any crystal rated from 50L-80L will do the job so the Simpsons will definately work but my choice if available would be to use Weyermann for this and either caramunich 3 or the new carabohemian which is rated at about 80L.

Gremlyn 12-30-2010 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leadster (Post 2510923)
Thanks - so Weyermann caramunich 3 is considered a german dark crystal grain? (sorry if that sounds like a dumb question, just want to make sure I know what I'm doing)

FYI - I actually have Simpsons 50-60L Crystal - would that work?

That should substitute just fine, I was going to suggest a British Dark Crystal.

Malticulous 12-30-2010 11:38 PM

MFB 60L is probably closer than British crystal.


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