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Cara Dark
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Character profile

Cara and crystal malts are manufactured by Bairds Malt at the Witham plant from green malt in small batches at a time (1.5 - 2 tonnes). The green malt is well modified but not over modified, and should be of a barley variety that does not lose its husk easily - it is essential to avoid localised charring on the surface of the grain. Caramalts are used to give colour and flavour to pale Lager beers but should be used with care to avoid making the beer too dark or giving it too cloying a flavour. They also change the oxidation - reduction state of a beer, and can therefore improve the stability of a beer by preventing the formation of oxidised (cardboard) flavours.

Supplier
Bairds Malt
Max. Moisture (%)
5.5
Extract LDK (0.7mm) LDK dm
275
  • 70-100
    Colour
  • 5.5
    Max. Moisture (%)
  • 275
    Min. Dry Mass Extract (LDKdm)
  • Description
    Character profile

    Cara and crystal malts are manufactured by Bairds Malt at the Witham plant from green malt in small batches at a time (1.5 - 2 tonnes). The green malt is well modified but not over modified, and should be of a barley variety that does not lose its husk easily - it is essential to avoid localised charring on the surface of the grain. Caramalts are used to give colour and flavour to pale Lager beers but should be used with care to avoid making the beer too dark or giving it too cloying a flavour. They also change the oxidation - reduction state of a beer, and can therefore improve the stability of a beer by preventing the formation of oxidised (cardboard) flavours.

    Supplier
    Bairds Malt
    Max. Moisture (%)
    5.5
    Extract LDK (0.7mm) LDK dm
    275
  • Specification
    • 70-100
      Colour
    • 5.5
      Max. Moisture (%)
    • 275
      Min. Dry Mass Extract (LDKdm)