Warminster Crystal Malts

Which Crystal Malt should I use?

Crystal Malts are ‘the bricks and mortar’ of flavour in beers which invite imagination.Their light handed addition to the mash tun is significant. ‘Light handed’ because they add no fermentable extract, but what they deliver instead is more artistic, creative and surprising!

Understanding Crystal Malts is crucial for the brewer. Added to the grist at inclusion rates of 3-10%, a low colour Crystal Malt will provide subtle notes of sweet caramel, maple syrup, malty-biscuity notes, along with an infusion of nuts and dried fruits.

Adding darker Crystal Malts, serves to intensify the flavours, with black treacle notes to the fore, supported by layers of rich caramelised sugar, roast coffee, a delicate bitterness, and more pronounced dried fruits and nuts.

Warminster Malts, Their Characteristics and Contribution.

Warminster Maltings offer a complete range of 8 Crystal Malts. Quality Malts, all with individual characteristics to make them the perfect choice for Craft Brewers, both big and small. Whether you are looking for a light Chrystal Malt, or a greater depth of colour, these malts will provide the solution.

Crystal Malts are ideal to use for:

CaraGold

Warminster CaraGold has an up-front maltiness which is balanced by delicate notes of muscovado sugar, maple syrup, and an infusion of nuts and dried fruits. Increases body/fullness, and gives a softer, rounder mouthfeel.

Uses: Adjunct for Lager

Mositure

Max

8.0

Extract as is

Typical

270

Extract as is

Dry

290

EBC Colour

Min-Max

10-17

IOB Colour

Min-Max

8-14

Usage %

5-10

CaraMalt

Warminster CaraMalt offers rich caramel notes which are balanced by musovado sugar, roast coffee and dark chocolate, with a lingering of dried fruits. Greatly increases head retention/body.

Uses: Adjunct for Lager/Light Coloured Ales

Mositure

Max

6.0

Extract as is

Typical

270

Extract as is

Dry

290

EBC Colour

Min-Max

23-42

IOB Colour

Min-Max

20-35

Usage %

5-10

Crystal 150

Warminster Crystal 150 offers caramel and coffee/dark chocolate notes. Delivers a golden hue, and improves head retention and beer stability.

Uses: Colour and flavour adjunct

Mositure

Max

3.0

Extract as is

Typical

270

Extract as is

Dry

280

EBC Colour

Min-Max

165-190

IOB Colour

Min-Max

140-160

Usage %

5-10

Crystal 400

Warminster Crystal 400 brings burnt toffee notes, and delivers a deep golden/ruby red colour. Improves head retention and beer stability.

Uses: Colour and flavour adjunct

Mositure

Max

3.5

Extract as is

Typical

270

Extract as is

Dry

275

EBC Colour

Min-Max

450-525

IOB Colour

Min-Max

380-440

Usage %

up to 10%

Crystal 100

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Crystal 200

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Crystal Rye

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Crystal Wheat

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