Dumb Question #212 What does this mean 15-25L?

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j8h9

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So I'm looking at grains and see lots of different makers from US and elsewhere and all the grains have this notation which obviously means something... What does it mean? What do the numbers with the L mean?

15-25L
Weyermann Cara Foam (1 lb.)
(Germany) 1.3-2.3L
Weyermann Cara Hell (1 lb.)
(Germany) 9-13L
Weyermann Cara Red (1 lb.)
(Germany) 15-25L
 

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The 'L' means Lovibond, an expression of color potential in the grain.

The higher °L, the darker the grain. For example, a Crystal malt at 120L is lighter than roasted barley (approx 450L).
 

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Here's the pic from the Wiki to give you an idea of what the numbers look like.
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The L stands for Lovibond. It is a scale for the color the grain is going to give you. The higher the number, the darker.
 
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