Bairds Malt Medium Crystal Malt
Medium Crystal Malt offers a good balance of sweet, caramel and raisin notes without being overbearing in colour or flavour palette. With a rich roasting heritage, Bairds Malt's malt roasters are able to fine-tune the process to produce crystal malts with a distinctive flavour and Medium Crystal is a great example of their talent.
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 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 oxidised (cardboard) flavours.
Suggested Use: Used to give the characteristic colour and flavour of UK bitters and pale ales.
Flavour profile: Imparts toffee, caramel, sweet, nutty, stewed fruit, treacle, raisin flavours and red hues especially with the darker versions.
Inclusion rate: Up to 5%
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