Malt Type: Crystal/Caramel
Grain Origin: Europe
Wort Color: 42-50 °Lovibond (110-130 EBC)
Moisture: 6.0% max.
Extract (dry): 74% min.
Usage: 20% max.
Château Cara Gold™ is a Belgian crystal malt. It imparts a strong, caramel-sweet aroma and a pronounced, toffee-like flavor. It adds rich amber hues to beer. Crystal malts also add body and improve head retention. Cara Gold™ is best suited to dark or brown beers, especially porters.
Crystal malts are gently cooked during the malting process. Cooking initiates the enzymatic conversion of starches into fermentable sugars, and caramelizes some of the sugars as the malt reaches its final color. This eliminates the need to mash crystal malt, and ensures that some of the sugars will survive fermentation to sweeten the beer.