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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:50 pm

Substitute for Caramalt

If I can't find Caramalt is there something else I could sub for it.

Like a low lovibond crystal?
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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:09 pm

Thomas Fawcett Caramalt is 25-30L, Simpson's is 30-37L. I imagine you could use Crystal 30L as a sub.
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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:02 pm

Well on the recipe page:http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/Jamil/ESB.htm
Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

It has the Caramalt as 15L

I ended up picking up some US Crystal 10L. It call for 1/2lb. I'm wondering if I should make it .75lb
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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:13 pm

I split crystal 20L and 40L 50/50 with good results, but I cant compare, I cant find it locally either.
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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:08 pm

I get my Caramalt from NB (Simpson's I think) and it has never let me down. I also have some nice Best Malz crystal 30-35 from North Country and it is some nice malt 8)
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Post Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:25 am

I'd go with Crystal 20L and increase the amount in the recipe by 30-50%. Caramalt has a strong carmel sweetness with very little roasty character.
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