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Carafa III

What it does :

Carafa III is a crystal malt. It will provide a deep aroma, color, and body, with a mild flavor to your beer.

What it is:

Carafa III is a barley malt that is typically black, or 525 Lovibond, in color. It is produced by maltsters from green malt with a three-phase process: stewing to convert the starches into sugars, drying the grains, and roasting to achieve the desired color. This process makes use of the Maillard reaction, which generates desired colors and flavors but makes the sugars unfermentable. This malt contains no enzymes, and therefore does not require mashing. This malt product is also available de-husked. It is a trade name of Weyermann Malzfabrik.

Vital Statistics


Color (Lovibond):

490 - 560

Specific Gravity (SG):

1.038


Dosage:

Carafa III can be 1-5 percent of your grist. Of course, the actual amount you need depends on the style of beer that you are making. Use our brewing calculators to compute the exact amount you need to achieve your specific original gravity and color targets.

Preparation:

Because the sugar conversion is complete, Carafa III is ready for you to steep in 150 F (60 C) water for 20-30 minutes before boiling the resulting extract in the wort. Or, for all-grain brewing, you can add the grains to the mash before the wort boil.

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Carafa III