55L British Crystal Malt ? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > 55L British Crystal Malt ?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-03-2005, 01:03 AM   #1
mgavrilov
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Posts: 3


I am about to try to brew McEwans Pale Ale and the recipe which I've got calls for British 55L crystal malt. I am having hard time finding it in local stores or online. Only few web sites have it and even then as this is the only thing which I'm gonna order from them I will need to pay $5-6 to ship $1.50 worth of grain.

Can I replace it with American Crystal Malt 60L? Is it a lot different from the British crystal malt? Especially when trying to reproduce English beer.

Thanks!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2005, 05:32 AM   #2
esquimaux
Recipes 
 
Mar 2005
Sunnyvale CA
Posts: 5

in my experience the single biggest influence on style is having the right yeast. I'm sure you'd be able to tell the difference between beers made with british vs american malt, but they'll be in the same ballpark. Just don't try to substitute American Ale yeast

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
BitterRat
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Sep 2004
Earth
Posts: 107
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mgavrilov
I am about to try to brew McEwans Pale Ale and the recipe which I've got calls for British 55L crystal malt. I am having hard time finding it in local stores or online. Only few web sites have it and even then as this is the only thing which I'm gonna order from them I will need to pay $5-6 to ship $1.50 worth of grain.

Can I replace it with American Crystal Malt 60L? Is it a lot different from the British crystal malt? Especially when trying to reproduce English beer.

Thanks!
I think you can use the domestic 60L, but IMO, there is a difference in the 2 grains. Brit and Continental seem to have a more Caramelly flavor than does domestic.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 12:58 PM   #4
tnlandsailor
 
tnlandsailor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2005
Knoxville, TN
Posts: 522
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts


For such a small addition, I doubt you will notice. I agree with esquimau that your biggest influence will be the yeast and not a small grain component. Use the domestic 60 and select the right yeast and see what you get.
__________________
Prosit!

Hands-On Brewing

Dennis Collins
Knoxville, TN
Innovative Homebrew Solutions
Home of the Hop Stopper!
www.ihomebrewsolutions.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 11:06 PM   #5
mgavrilov
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Posts: 3

Thank you for your answers. I was about to go with the domestic 60L, but at the last minute found the British one in a local store. The beer is in the primary fermenter now.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Domestic 2-row vs. British Pale Ale Malt brackbrew Recipes/Ingredients 3 05-31-2010 11:15 PM
British Malt question zman Recipes/Ingredients 7 05-22-2009 05:16 PM
British Medium Crystal Substitute gruversm Recipes/Ingredients 3 04-15-2009 01:14 AM
British Amber Malt balto charlie Recipes/Ingredients 4 02-28-2008 04:14 AM
American vs. British Crystal jay29 Recipes/Ingredients 1 10-30-2007 01:21 AM


Forum Jump