Est. EBC: 130-150
Est. Lovibond: 50-56
Crystal & Caramalts are prepared separately from pale malts. They are high-nitrogen malts which are wetted and roasted in a rotating drum before kilning. They produce strongly sweet toffee-like flavours and are sufficiently converted that they can be steeped without mashing to extract their flavour. Crystal malts are available in a range of colours, with darker-coloured crystal malts, that is, those kilned at higher temperatures, producing stronger, more caramel-like overtones. Some of the sugars in crystal malts caramelise during kilning and become unfermentable; hence, addition of crystal malt will increase the final sweetness of a beer. They contain no enzymes.