New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Caramel Malts question




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
joyceman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: pittsburgh, pa
Posts: 323
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Caramel Malts question

Specifically the number after Caramel Malts, 20L, 60L, 120L... Does this refer to the Lovibond rating for that malt? If so, will a 1lb of 120L provide 2X the color of 1 lb of 60L?



__________________
joyceman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
shanecb
Kvlt Brewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
shanecb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,139
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Yes, it is the Lovibond rating. In your example, the 120L would ROUGHLY provide 2x the color if everything else was just base grain, but it wouldn't be exact.



__________________
A particular love for ancient, obsolete, or lesser-known style from both the US and abroad.

We are the Sons of Winter and Stars
We ́ve come from a far beyond time
Forever the fire burns in our hearts
Our world shall never die
- Wintersun
shanecb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
a6ladd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Great Falls, MT
Posts: 171
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

The color will be different yes, but the flavors are also very different. Think of it this way, the barley has been malted for longer periods of time to increase the lovibond rating. On the lighter end of the scale (20L) you will get a much sweeter, candy like flavor from your malt; when you get into the longer roasts (120L) you will get richer, roastier flavors from your malt.

__________________

Bottles: SMaSH Maris/Citra, Munich Dunkel, Independence Day Imperial Stout, Cascadian Dark Ale, Surly Bender Clone
Kegs: Empty
Primary: LFA Lime
Secondary: Bells Two Heated clone

The Canning Room Brewery

a6ladd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
ludomonster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: berlin, nj
Posts: 507
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

You can't substitute 2 lb Crystal 60L for 1 lb Crystal 120 and expect the same beer.

__________________
ludomonster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
TyTanium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,948
Liked 538 Times on 379 Posts
Likes Given: 415

Default

Also, for C-malts, it's advised to think in ounces instead of pounds. (less is more)



__________________
TyTanium is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Make Specialty Malts from Base Malts? wesxf Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 09-11-2012 01:04 PM
Mixing Caramel/Crystal Malts rancidcrabtree Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 11-04-2011 02:16 AM
Here goes: Using caramel/specialty malts for base malts? nigel31 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 11-08-2010 01:16 PM
question on crystal malts OHIOSTEVE Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 04-03-2010 02:21 PM
Mixing malts question Geordiepete Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 12-04-2006 12:21 AM