[GN248] At a lovibond of 60°, this is the most common roast of Caramel or Crystal malted barley. It is also somtimes refered to as "standard" or "medium" Crystal or Caramel. It is used in many beer recipes to add color, complexity and better head retention. Some of the more common beer recipes you will find Caramel 60°L called for are: Pale Ales, Amber Ales, Porters, Stout, Oktoberfest, but it can also be found in lighter beers such as Pilsner for foam stability and color intensity. Caramel 60°L add a nice, tasty malty character to a beer. It also adds rich, sweet flavors that are predominantly Caramel. It will also add colors of deep yellows to warm reds depending on how much is used. Use anywhere from a 1/4 lb. for 5 gallons in light Pilsners, all the way up to 3 lbs. in Bocks, Porters, and Stouts.
- Grain Type: Caramel / Crystal / Cara
- Approximate Lovibonds: 60°
- Origin: United States