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Old 07-18-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Crystal Substitute

I order almost exclusivly from Northern Brewer, only because I can get ingredients/equipment next from UPS living in Minnesota where they are located.

I am looking to order Crystal 10L and 40L but dont see it in there catalog or on-line. However they have Caramel 10L, 20L, 40L, 60L, etc. I see several Crystal Malts but not in the Lovibond levels available.

Im not opposed to ordering my grains from somewhere else. But my main question is... Are Caramel Malts and Crystal Malts equivilant or are they uniquely different if Iwere to use Caramel 10L and Crystal 10L, etc?

Can I substitute Caramel 10L for Crystal 10L, or is that a different ingredient ?



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Old 07-18-2006, 05:16 PM   #2
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They're the same thing. ;-)

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Old 07-19-2006, 12:32 AM   #3
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Yep, they're the same thing these days. According to Noonan there used to be a difference in how they were processed and what they contributed, but most maltsters seem to disregard that these days.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:38 AM   #4
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Default is in Minnesota as well.
Wasp Bitten IPA (a Walker-San clone);Cheesefood's Caramel Creme; Wee Heavy Scottish Ale;
Flyin' Hornet Pale Ale(Mirror Pond clone);Oktoberfest Ale
Boom-Boom Apricot Hefeweisen; Forbidden Ale;Pale-Ass Ale (SNPA Clone); Ol' Man Winter Ale
Dead Guy clone
Walker's Espresso Stout; BrewPastor's Bastard Lager
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