Crisp – Medium Crystal Malt (Crystal 240)
Replacement for (based on ECB):
Simpsons Crystal Dark (1:0.9), Viking Caramel 200.
225.0 – 265.0
Treacle Toffee, Dark Caramel
Milds, best bitters, porters (not stouts)
With Medium Crystal 240, those intense caramel flavours of thick treacle toffee are developed. To achieve these kinds of flavours the temperature is raised a further step from Light Crystal and the sugars darken further still giving the beer a deep copper hue.
Remember that Crystal Malts have no enzymes or FAN preserved so be careful with the addition rate in your mash. You want to add enough to get the depth of flavour desired, but not so much that you will have issues in
fermentation due to a lack of nutrients.