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Thomas Fawcett and Sons
Without Diastatic power, Amber malt is a more toasted form of pale ale malt and is typically utilized in Brown Porter recipes. Utilized as a faceting malt in bitters and pale milds. Thomas Fawcett Amber malt delivers a strong toasted slightly roasted flavor with a hint of a dry mild coffee flavor depending on the amount specified in the malt bill. As a character malt for IPA's, Amber malt can also be used in Amber, Red and some Belgian styles.
Lovibond: 30 – 42
Usage Rate: 20%
Moisture: 3 Max
Amber malt has a strong biscuity, toasted grain flavor and imparts amber and copper hues. Amber malt is traditionally used in medium or dark English ales, especially brown ale, mild ale, and old ale. The dry taste of Amber malt is an excellent compliment to bitter hoppiness, making it a nice addition to IPAs.
Lovibond: 25 - 35 L
For a unique, slightly toasty version of an English Ordinary Bitter, specify a malt bill with 88.2% UK Pale ale malt, 5.9% Amber malt and 5.9% TF&S 45L Crystal Malt. For the hops, add UK Brewers Gold at 60 minutes remaining for a total of 29.2 IBU’s and add in 1 oz. of UK Fuggles hops per 5 – gallons of wort. Ferment with Wyeast 1318 London Ale III yeast. O.G. 1.042