Unique de-husked roasted barley malt adds aroma, color and body, with a mild. smooth flavor. Carafa Malts have become a favorite among craft brewers for Stouts, Porters, Schwarzbiers, Bocks, Imperial styles and other styles of darker beers requiring less bitterness. Utilization can range from 1 – 5% in the malt bill. For 5-gallon batches the amounts can vary from a few ounces to ½ lb.
Lovibond: 488 – 563
Usage Rate: 1 – 5%
In Schwarzbiers, de-husked Carafa III provides mild roastiness and chocolate flavors and aromas. Baltic Porters and Dry Irish Stouts gain a measure of milder flavor with Carafa malts replacing a portion of standard Roasted Barley or Black Patent.
For Coffee Porters, substitute a portion of the UK Chocolate malt with Carafa II and Carafa III.
For the recipe, specify 80.1% UK Pale Malt, 8.7% German Munich Malt, 2.4% TF&S Crystal I Malt 85L, 2.4% Carafa II, 2.4% UK Chocolate Malt, 2.1% German CaraRed and 1.9% Carafa III Malt. Substituting the Carafa Malt for UK Chocolate or Black Patent will diminish the acrid bitterness derived from the grain, allowing the coffee to add back a certain amount of bitterness to the overall flavor profile.