A Belgian variety of dark crystal malt often included in the darker ales of Belgium. Imparting toffee and toasted notes to finished beer, Special B provides color correction or deep, saturated hues depending on the amount specified in the malt bill.
Lovibond: 115 – 135
Usage Rate: 20%
Moisture: 5% Max
An extremely assertive grain, Special B will provide beers with strong caramel and raisin flavors and aromas. By specifying more than 8 ounces for a 5-gallon batch, the flavor of the malt tends to overwhelm the profile of the beer. Best used in small quantities, typically specify Special B for 1 – 2% of the grist, accentuating grains such as the Caramel varieties or Chocolate malts. For adding a unique facet to Porters, Scottish Ales, Pale Ales, Dunkels, Brown Ales, Special B may be added to many styles of dark beer, except for Dry Irish Stouts.