Yep, crystal vs. caramel is just an American English vs. England English thing.
I can't tell if that "honey" is bee honey or honey malt, which is a type of grain that leaves a little bit of sweetness in the finished product. Too bad the recipe is not a little clearer. Hmm. But yes, those would be the steeping grains.
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?