Crystal Medium Malt

Crystal Medium Malt (Simpsons & Crisp)

Medium Crystal Malt - A Touch of Classic English Flavor

When it comes to brewing traditional English-style beers, Medium Crystal Malt is a must-have for any brewer.

This crystal malt is known for its ability to impart a pronounced caramel and toffee sweetness, adding a layer of complexity to the flavour profile of your beer.

If you're striving for that deep golden or reddish hue in your beer, Medium Crystal Malt is your prime choice.

Experience the Craftsmanship in Every Grain

Produced by steeping barley in water, allowing it to germinate, and then kilning it at a specific temperature, Medium Crystal Malt is a speciality malt made with a meticulous process. It’s kilned at a moderate temperature, thus bestowing it with a delectable caramel flavour profile.

  • Colour EBC: 160 - 190
  • Tasting: Intense Caramel, Toffee Sweetness
  • Usage: Up to 15%
  • Beer Styles: Bitter, Mild, Porter, Brown Ale, Traditional English Beer

Medium Crystal Malt Substitute

Medium crystal malt is a speciality malt known for its caramel and toffee-like flavours. However, if you don't have medium crystal malt on hand or are looking for a different taste profile, there are a few substitutes you can consider:

  • Light Crystal Malt: While it won't give as pronounced a caramel or toffee flavour as medium crystal malt, light crystal malt can still impart some of these notes and a similar colour.
  • Dark Crystal Malt: On the other hand, dark crystal malt can provide a deeper colour and stronger caramel flavours compared to medium crystal malt. It might also contribute hints of roasted and burnt flavours.
  • Caramel Malt: Although different in the processing, caramel Malt can be a good substitute for medium crystal malt. It imparts similar flavours and colours to the beer.
  • Amber Malt: This can be an alternative, offering a toasted biscuit flavour to your beer. However, the colour and flavour profiles will be different from medium crystal malt.
  • Munich Malt: Munich malt can be used for a malty, slightly sweet flavour, though it's not as sweet or caramel-like as crystal malt.

Remember, the results might not be identical to using medium crystal malt, as each malt type has a unique production process and thus imparts its own unique characteristics to the beer. Always consider the style of beer you're brewing and the flavour profile you want to achieve before selecting a substitute.

Adding caramelised malts to beer increases mouthfeel and body, while also contributing to foam stability.

Subject to current stock levels, malt is available in bags of 500g and 3 kg.


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