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Crisp Crystal and Cara malt

What are Crystal and Cara malts?
According to Crisp:  Crystal and Cara malts are roasted straight after germination. This stews the starchy endosperm of the grain and creates a layer of caramelisation and browning. Sweet, toffee and caramel flavours can be developed, as well as red hues of colour to your brew.  The Cara malts are lower in colour and have longer chain sugars, whereas the crystals give increasingly darker colours and caramel and toffee flavours.

Crisp Crystal / Cara malt Product Description Crushed 25kg Whole 25kg

Cara Gold

A slightly higher coloured malt than the regular Cara, Cara Gold will add depth to a beer and
bring sweetness and golden/amber colour, good for lower ABV, paler beers.

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Cara Malt

Very useful for imparting body and a slight malty sweetness to blonde beers due to its
low colour and longer chain, dextrin sugars.

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Crystal Low Colour Malt
(Colour 100)

A great malt for adding sweet, caramel flavour to pale/amber ales. IPA’s and bitters.
The lower colour is due to the shorter kilning time and this maintains the sweetness
with getting too intense with the caramel notes. It will bring deep red colour to the beers
depending on how much is used.

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Crystal Light Malt
(Colour 150)

A great malt for adding sweet, caramel flavour to pale/amber ales. IPA’s and bitters.
The lower colour is due to the shorter kilning time and this maintains the sweetness
with getting too intense with the caramel notes. It will bring deep red colour to the beers
depending on how much is used.

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Crystal Medium Malt
(Colour 240)

Roasted for longer to develop a more toffee like aroma and flavour, good for red/brown/ruby
bitters and ales where it will add flavour complexity and punch through bitterness more than the
light crystal.

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Crystal Dark Malt
(Colour 400)

The most intensely flavoured and coloured of Crisps crystal malts, Crisp move into
a different arena on aroma with roasted/sweet coffee appearing and a slight burnt caramel
note, good for full flavoured dark brown and ruby ales, stouts and porters.

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Crisp malt app

As a customer of Crisp Malt use this app to scan your sack product labels and view the analysis for this batch.

Compatible labels will show a QR code. Use the app to scan the code and view the Certificate of Analysis on screen. You can then print or store the CoA PDF document as required.

About Crisp Malting - suppliers of Crisp Crystal and Cara malt

Crisp supply a diverse range of high quality malts that are flavoursome and versatile. The finest breweries and distilleries around the world are able to craft outstanding beers and whisky using our skilfully malted grains. Our malt supply is proudly accompanied by our award winning customer service team who look forward to hearing from you.

Our barley, cereals and other grains are selectively sourced through our dedicated grower groups that consist of the finest farms in East Anglia, Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom. We strongly believe that to supply the best malt to our customers; we need to source the best raw materials.

(Taken from the Crisp Malting website)