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Old 09-13-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default Dark Crystal 150L substitute

I am trying to make a Maple Ale and the recipe calls for UK Dark Crystal Malt 150L - my local homebrew shop, he doesn't have any in stock and suggested I use Crystal 120L and just add an extra 5%. I also have some Caraaroma which I believe is in the 130-170L range. Any idea which one would be better or if there is a better alternative?

This is only my second batch without the use of a premade kit, so I am not sure how they compare in terms of flavour, aroma, etc. Any suggestions or advice would be great! Thanks!


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Old 09-13-2012, 01:47 AM   #2
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i'd just use that much c120, and not worry about it. they're close enough


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Old 09-13-2012, 02:14 AM   #3
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I think caraaroma is around 130, I've seen them listed as substitutes for each other.
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Why would you add 5% more? They should give the same PPG. You can try making your own. Just google "make your own crystal malt." I did this once and made a nice English Pale Ale with only 2-row that I had on hand. I can tell you though that the crystal that I made varied widely in color-probably more than 30L, so just using the 120 is probably just as good of an option.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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Awesome! Thanks!


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