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Malt Effects

Most Import determinant of Beer Color -

MCUs

Factors-

 

General Malt Descriptions

Malt Lovibond
American Malts  
U.S. two-row 1.4 - 1 8
U.S. six-row 1.5 - 1.9
Pale Malt  2
Canadian two-row 1.3 - 1.7
Canadian six-row 1.4 - 1.9
Wheat Malt  2.2
Vienna Malt  4
Munich Malt  10
Carapils  2
Light Crystal  10
Pale Crystal  40
Medium Crystal  60
Dark Crystal  120
Victory Malt  25
Special Roast  50
Chocolate Malt  350
Roast Barley  300
Black Barley  450-500
Black Patent  500
 
German Malts 1.7
German Pils (two-row) 1.6
German lager (two-row)  
Pilsner Malt 1.8
Weizen 2
Munich 3
Vienna 6
Crystal  50
 
British Malts  
Pale Malt (British, 2 Row)  2
English Crystal (Caramel Malt)  37
Scottish Crystal-Caramel 90
Chocolate Malt  330-400
Brown Malt  50-70
Amber Malt  40-50
 
Belgian Malts  
Belgian Pils  1.8
Aromatic 26
Belgian Special-B  220
Biscuit Malt  23
CaraVienne  22
CaraMunich 72

More Specific Descriptions

Grain Name oL
Briess Carapils 1.4
Briess Caramel 10L 12
Briess Caramel 20L 20
Briess Caramel 40L 40
Briess Caramel 60L 60
Briess Caramel 80L 81
Briess Caramel 90L 91
Briess Caramel 120L 115
Dingemans Carmel Pils 6
Dingemans Caravienne 21
Dingemans Caramunich 47
Dingemans Special B 147
Gambrinus Honey Malt 25
Simpsons Caramalt 34
Simpsons Medium Crystal 55
Simpsons Dark Crystal 75
Simpsons Extra DK Crystal 160
Weyermann Carafoam   1.8
Weyermann Carahell   11
Weyermann Carared 20
Weyermann Caramunich I 43
Weyermann Caramunich II 46
Weyermann Caramunich III 57
Weyermann Caraaroma 130
Fawcett Oat Malt 4
Simpsons Golden Naked Oats 10
Weyermann Acidulated 1.8
Weyermann Smoked Malt 2
Simpsons Peated Malt 2.5
Weyermann Rye Malt 3.5
Weyermann Melanoidin 33
Dingemans Aromatic 19
Durst Vienna 3.8
Durst Munich 8.3
Durst Dark Munich 15.5
Pauls Mild Ale 2.9
Briess Victory 27
Briess Special Roast 50
Crisp Amber Malt 27
Crisp Brown Malt 65
Dingemans Biscuit 24
Dingemans Debitter Black 515
Franco-Belges Kiln Coffee 165
Simpson Black Malt 550
Simpsons Roasted Barley 550
Simpsons Chocolate 412
Weyermann Caraamber 27
Weyermann Dehusked Carafa I 337
Weyermann Dehusked Carafa II 425
Weyermann Dehusked Carafa III 470
Briess Organic Carapils 1.5
Briess Organic 2-Row 1.8
Briess Organic Munich 10
Briess Organic C-20L 22.5
Briess Organic C-60L 61
Briess Organic C-120L 110
Briess Organic Chocolate 350
Organic Roastedbarley 300
Crisp Maris Otter 4
Dingemans Pilsner 1.6
Dingemans Pale Ale 3.2
Durst Pilsen 1.6
Fawcett Halcyon Pale Malt 1.2
Fawcett Optic Pale Malt 1.2
Rahr 2-Row Pale 2
Schreier 6-Row 1.7
Simpsons Golden Promise 1.8
Rahr White Wheat 3
Weyermann Pale Wheat 1.5
Weyermann Dark Wheat 7.5
Weyermann Carawheat 45.5
Weyermann Chocolate Wheat 413

Briess Malts  
 
6-Row Brewers Malt 1.8
2-Row Brewers Malt 1.8
Pilsen Malt 1
White Wheat Malt 2.5
Red Wheat Malt 2.3
Vienna Malt 3.5
Pale Ale 3.5
Ashburne(r) Mild 5.3
Bonlander(r) Munich 10
Aromatic 20
Munich 10L 10
Munich 20L 20
Carapils(r) 1.3
2-Row Carapils(r) 1.5
Caramel 10L * 10
2-Row Caramel 10L 10
Caramel 20L 20
2-Row Caramel 30L 30
Caramel 40L 40
2-Row Caramel 40L 40
Caramel 60L 60
2-Row Caramel 60L 60
Caramel 80L 80
2-Row Caramel 80L 80
Caramel 90L * 90
Caramel 120L 120
2-Row Caramel 120L * 120
Caramel Vienne 20L * 20
Caramel Munich 60L * 60
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Chocolate Malt 350
2-Row Chocolate Malt 350
Dark Chocolate 420
Black Malt 500
2-Row Black Malt * 500
Black Malt Flour 500
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Victory(r) Malt 28
Special Roast Malt 50
Extra Special Malt 130
Rye Malt * 3.5-4.0
Organic 2-Row Brewers * 1.8
Organic Munich * 10
Organic Carapils(r) * 1.5
Organic Caramel 20L * 20
Organic Caramel 60L * 60
Organic Caramel 120L * 120
Organic Extra Special * 130
Organic Chocolate * 350
Organic Roasted Barley * 300
Roasted Barley 300
Black Barley 500
CBW(r) Pilsen Light  LME
CBW(r) Golden Light LME
CBW(r) Bavarian Wheat LME
CBW(r) Sparkling Amber LME
CBW(r) Traditional Dark LME
CBW(r) Porter LME
Organic Maltoferm(r) Light Malt Extract LME
Brewers Flakes Lovibond
Barley 1.4
Yellow Corn 0.8
Red Wheat 2
Oats 2.5
Rice 1
Rye 3
Torrified Wheat 1.5

Castle Malts  
 PILSEN 2RS 1.4-1.8
 PILSEN 6RW 1.6-1.9
 PILSEN 2RW 1.4-1.8
 WHEAT 1.4-1.8
 DIASTATIC 1.8-2.2
 ACIDMALT 1.6-3.1
 VIENNA 2RS (>3000kg) 2.0-2.7
 PEATED (Smoked) 1.8-2.3
 VIENNA 6RW 2.0-2.7
 PALE ALE 2RS 3.1-3.8
 PALE ALE 6RW 3.1-3.8
 MUNICH 2RS 5.7-6.5
 MUNICH 6RW 5.7-6.5
 CARA 8
 MUNICH 10
 MELANOIDIN 16
 AMBER 17
 CARA 19
 BISCUIT 19
 MELANOIDIN 31
 AROMA 38
 CARA 46
 AROMA 57
 COFFEE LIGHT 97
 SPECIAL B 114
 CHOCOLATE 340
 COFFEE 189
 BLACK 566
 BIOMALT 1.4-1

 

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