carastan substitute?

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I have a recipe calling for a pound of carastan malt in the grain bill, but it is currently unavailable to me. Can anyone suggest a good substitute? I've heard caravienne or just a light colored crystal from some people.
 

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I've read that carastan is fairly close to caramel malt. Crystal 20 or caramel 20 would probably fit the bill just fine. The carastan at my HBS is carastan 20.
 
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Thanks. I ended up going with a little bit of carapils instead b/c what I was brewing is intended to be a pretty full bodied beer.

I have read other sources since posting this and they all agree that a good substitute for carastan is crystal.
 
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