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Thomas Fawcett and Sons
Depending on quantities specified, Dark Crystal I adds caramel sweetness and reddish to deep red hues while aiding in head retention and contributing sweetness, body, toffee, caramel and slight roast flavors in finished beer.
Lovibond: 83 – 90
Usage Rate: 1 – 15%
Moisture: 4.5% Max
Crystal Dark imparts darker hues of copper to amber to the finished beer, and contributes more pronounced crystal malt flavor notes of sweetness, caramel, and toffee.
Lovibond: 94 – 107 L
For a Robust Porter with coffee added to the beer following fermentation, specify a recipe with 67.1% UK Pale Malt, 17.4% German Dark Munich, 3.1% Honey Malt, 3% Dark Crystal I, 3% Carafa II, 2.6% UK Chocolate malt, 2.1% Carafa III and 1.7% CaraAroma. For the bittering additions, utilize German Northern Brewer and German Tettnang @ 60 Minutes, achieving 33.3 and 10.4 IBU’s respectively. At flameout, add 1 oz UK Fuggles and allow the hops to steep for ten minutes prior to chilling wort.