Originally Posted by OPKUTech
I have just recieved a free bag of Briess caramel 10L and due to being flat broke I thought I would try making my 'goto' recipe that uses 100% 2 row with 100% Caramel instead.
That would be a great idea, if caramel was a base malt. Unfortunately, it has no diastastic power, and it won't work.
You could go up to about 15% max of caramel malt in a beer, but even that is pushing it. About a pound or so is the most you'll want in a 5 gallon batch.