Originally Posted by worth
I just bought the ingredients and look forward to trying this for my third ever brew. Quick question, they didn't have the caramel/crystal malt, so I got medium crystal malt and cara-rye malt, and was considering adding them 1/2 and 1/2. Is this a bad idea? If so, I will look elsewhere for the carmel/crystal malt. Thanks
I'm no expert by far, but as I recall, the medium crystal is the same thing as the caramel, just its from the UK. As far as the cara rye, I would think that would throw off the flavor due to the distinct rye flavor.