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Thomas Fawcett and Sons
Dark Crystal II Malt adds a deep reddish hue and roasty sweet caramel flavor to finished beers depending on the amount specified in malt bill. Commonly found in beers with a deep reddish hue, Dark Crystal II is utilized in darker ales and lagers, aiding in head retention while contributing sweetness, body and caramel flavors in the finished beer.
Lovibond: 118 – 124
Usage Rate: 10%
Moisture: 4.5 Max
Crystal Extra Dark imparts deep copper to rich amber hues to the finished beer, and contributes strong crystal malt flavor notes of malty sweetness, caramel, and toffee.
Lovibond: 169 – 188
Dark Crystal Malt II provides malty sweetness to Munich Dunkels while utilized in conjunction with Carafa Malts for a roasty caramel sweetness. In a Barley wine, the addition of ½ lb. in a 5 – gallon batch contributes a deep reddish color and complements the sweetness provided by the unfermented sugars remaining in the finished beer.
For a Baltic Porter, specify a malt bill with 72.1% UK Pale Malt, 18% German Dark Munich, 3.6% Brown Malt,2.7% UK Chocolate Malt, 1.8% Dark Crystal Malt II and 1.8% Pale Chocolate Malt.
Hop the beer with a single bittering addition of German Northern brewer for a total of 32 IBU’s and ferment with American Ale yeast at 60F.