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Caramel Malt 80L provides an excellent addition to any beer requiring a slight red color addition and mild caramel malt sweetness. Produced in a circular kiln in Sheboygan, WI, the 80L caramel malt from Cargill provides a range of red hues with lower astringency depending on the amount specified in the recipe.
Contributing caramel sweetness and reddish to deep red hues depending on quantity used in recipe formulation, Caramel 80L aids in head retention and contributes sweetness, body and caramel flavors in finished beer.
Lovibond: 70 - 85
Use Rate: 1 – 15 %
Moisture: 4.5% Max
Gives a sweet, smooth pronounced caramel flavor and a red to deep red color. Flavor contributions: pronounced caramel, slight burnt sugar, raisiny. Use 3-15% in Amber/Red beers. Use 7-15% in Dark beers; 0-15% in Bock, Porter and Stouts.
Found in a variety of reddish to dark ales and lagers, utilize 2 – 4% in Porters to round out the flavor of the finished beer, offsetting the roast of darker malt such as chocolate and black patent. In Northern English Brown ales 4-6% will provide the correct amount of caramel sweetness and color.