Crystal Malts, also known as Caramel Malts, are used to add colour, flavour and sweetness to beer. Gladfield’s Crystal Malt is made from lower to midrange nitrogen winter or autumn barley varieties, that are soaked in water, germinated, left wet and then heated. This converts the sugars while they are still in the grain. They then roast their Crystal Malts in their hightech purpose-built roasting drum making sure that the crystallisation process is even throughout. This gives a sweetness and even colour to the final malt. Crystal Malts have no diastatic power, so must always be used in conjunction with a base malt. Crystal Malt can be used in varying amounts and intensities to an array of beer styles to add colour, flavour and aroma to the beer. It is important to note that their Crystal Malt must be used fresh to get the best results
Use: Adds a nutty bittersweet caramel flavour and body.
Rate: Up to 25%
Complimentary Malts: All Malts
Wort Colour: 175 - 225 EBC
Please order quantities using the 1kg and 100g increments. If you want quantities of less than 100g, no worries - please call or email us to place your order.