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Old 10-26-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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10° L. This unique product has a sweet berry-nut flavor. Used at a rate of 4-15% to add a deep golden hue, light caramel flavors, and a creamy, satiny finish.

15% of what?

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15% of the grain bill (by weight).

For example 1.5 lbs of this with 8.5 lbs of 2-row for a total of 10 lbs grain.

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15% of the total weight of the grain bill.

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% of total grain in weight

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4 to 15% of your total grain amount. Usually these are adjunct grains for flavor and color. The larger amounts would be base malt grains for more fermentable sugars.

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It's pretty common for commercial breweries to express their grainbills via percentage rather than weight of grain. Since recipes are scaleable depending on the size of your batch 10% of Crystal 20l is going to be 10% whether it's 1 pound in a 5 gallon batch containing 10# of grain, or 100 pounds of it in a commercial brewerie's recipe of the same beer with a 1,000 pound grainbill.

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4-15% of the grain bill was Caramel 10 malt. Caramel 10 malt is a available at your LHBS and via online homebrew stores.

The clues were 10 L on the first line and the mention of caramel sweetness in the text. The 10 L stands for 10 degrees Lovibond (a unit used to measure color).

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So with 6 lbs of golden malt liquid extract being used, steeping about 1 lbs of the grain would be roughly 15% of the total bill, correct?

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So with 6 lbs of golden malt liquid extract being used, steeping about 1 lbs of the grain would be roughly 15% of the total bill, correct?
6# of golden LME is equivalent to 8# 2-row malt at 75% efficiency. I would work from the 8# number since whatever you are cloning is surely an all grain beer.

That being said, 1# sounds good since the text you quoted says 4-15%.

PS. I calculated the equiv using brewbuilder @ brewmasterswarehouse.com
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6# of golden LME is equivalent to 8# 2-row malt at 75% efficiency. I would work from the 8# number since whatever you are cloning is surely an all grain beer.

That being said, 1# sounds good since the text you quoted says 4-15%.

PS. I calculated the equiv using brewbuilder @ brewmasterswarehouse.com
Took me awhile but I broke down what you've said here but I'm not finding where you got the "6#, 8#, and 1#"
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