What is it?
The classic British body builder and a British invention. Unsurpassed in Bitter beers for adding a subtle sweetness to balance the customary high hop rate. Although there are many different colour grades, the most common is 130-150.
- EBC: 130 - 150
- Maximum moisture: 4.5%
- Min. Dry Mass Extract (LDKdm): 275
- Maximum percentage of 20% Approx
Crystal malt is produced in much the same manner as Carapils except that kilning is prolonged until the desired colour is reached. Crystal malts cover a wide range of colours but the usual level is around 130 EBC. We get into the delicious realms of complex toffee and burnt sugar but without the astringency of roasted malt.
We purchase regularly from local and national suppliers. We only order enough stock to last a short time, ensuring a high turnover of malt grains to ensure that we always have the latest and freshest batch to sell.