[GN270] This is actually a Belgian version of a dark crystal malt. Special B Malt has all the characters of a dark caramel roast with no toasty impression at all. The flavors it imparts can vary. If a 1/4 lb. is used in a lighter brown beer such as a Mild Ale it will typically add flavors from roasted to nutty. Use 1 lb. of Special B Malt in a Belgian Dubbel and it will add intense flavors from raisins to toffee. It will also intensify the beer's color bring it closer to black and further from brown. Because of the intense flavors and color Special B Malt has do not plan on using it in excess. The maximum amount we recommend using is about 1 lb. to a 5 gallon batch. And that would only be in your heaviest home brews. Some good home brews to use Special B Malt in are darker Belgian Ales like Trappists or Dubbels. Brown Ales seem to like a little if you want to add some layered flavors to it. Imperial Stouts and Barleywines can do with some as well.
- Grain Type: Caramel/Crystal/Cara
- Approximate Lovibonds: 118°
- Origin: Belgium