Due to range differentiation across our international markets we are changing the name of Bairds Dark Crystal to Bairds Crystal Medium Dark. There is no change to the actual specification of this malt.

This change will start to arrive on deliveries during the first week of March 2018.

Traditionally in the UK, crystal malt of colour 70 -80 °ASBC has been used at about 5% of the grist to give the characteristic colour and flavour of UK bitters and pale ales.  Adjustment of the amount and/or colour of the crystal malt may brew some very distinctive beers, but this may require some careful experimentation.

Crystal malts have been used in the brewing of lager beers, but, again, considerable care is required to ensure that whilst a distinctive flavour is achieved, the crystal flavour and colour does not become too dominant. In all beers they can help prevent the formation of oxidation flavours. Crystal malts have little or no enzymatic power.

Bairds Crystal Medium Dark malt is available in wholegrain or crushed.

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