Imparting a rich, caramel-malt sweet aroma and flavor, Cara 45 is a darker crystal malt utilized by a number of Belgian breweries in the production of Abbey, Trappist, Pale ale and Golden ale. For color correction, CaraMunich will create reddish hues or intense dark coloration depending on the amount specified in the malt bill.
Lovibond: 40 – 54
Use Rate: 1 – 15%
Moisture: 6 % Max
For a hybrid Belgo – American Pale ale specify a recipe with 83.1% Belgian Pale Malt, 12.5% Belgian Munich, 4.2% Belgian Cara 45 and .2% Belgian Chocolate Malt. Hop with Kent Goldings at 60 minutes for 19.1 IBU’s , Slovenia Celeia hops at 30 Minutes for 1.6 IBU’s and Amarillo hops @ 4.2 IBU’s followed by Celeia hops for 1 IBU at 15 minutes remaining and Amarillo at 15 minutes for 2.6 IBU’s and ½ oz of Amarillo and 1 oz. Celeia at flameout per 5 - gallons. Ferment with Wyeast 1762 Belgian Abbey II yeast.
O.G. 1.050 F.G. 1.012 IBU’s 28.4