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The Brewing Files – Cara Malt (Light Crystal Malt)

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Caramalt (also known as light crystal malt) is one of our favourites to brew with. It adds quite a bit to a beer – flavour, alcohol, a nice silky texture and a healthy head. What is caramalt? It’s a crystal malt – so sugars are produced inside the grain (using the enzymes in the grain […]

The Brewing Files – What is Barley? What is Malt?

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Barley What is it? It makes up the biggest part of beer (except for water) but what is it and how is it used in your brew? Let’s dive in: Barley is a grass, but one that has been selectively bred to have huge tasty seeds. We’ve been cultivating it for about 10,000 years or […]