Cara Amber improves flavor stability, enhances color in darker styles, promotes fullness of body and adds full reddish hues. For creating better mash efficiency and notes of toffee, caramel and bread, Brew and Grow recommends using CaraAmber in Bocks, Browns, Amber ale and lager, Red lager and Munich Dunkel with utilization rates approaching a full 20% of the grist.
Gentle, malty caramel flavors. Enhances mouthfeel. Adds deep red color. Promotes flavor stability.
Lovibond: 23 – 31
Usage Rate: Up to 20%
For a 5-gallon batch of Munich Dunkel specify CaraAmber for 4.7 % of the grist. Construct a recipe consisting of 77.2 Munich Dark Malt, 13.8% German Pilsner Malt, 4.6% Cara Amber Malt, 2.5% Carafa Special III and 2.3% CaraMunich III.