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

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#### j8h9

##### Member

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

#### Hugh_Jass

##### Well-Known Member
Lovibond
It's a measurement of color

#### flyangler18

##### Well-Known Member
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).

#### ChshreCat

##### Well-Known Member
Here's the pic from the Wiki to give you an idea of what the numbers look like.

#### double_e5

##### Well-Known Member
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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Thank You...

#### Nurmey

##### I love making Beer
It is the Lovibond scale. It's telling you what color the grain produces. Lower numbers = lighter, higher number = darker.

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