Mark 5 Medium Crystal
Less sweet than light crystal, with stronger roasted taste.
German-style Lagers, Ales, Pale Ales, IPA, Porters (for sweetness).
Malting Barley with a high germinative energy and low nitrogen, that has undergone steeping and germination, is stewed in a roasting drum, where the endosperm liquefies into a sugary solution and crystallizes during kilning to a glassy sugar.
|IOB Extract 0.7mm dry basis||284 min|
|EBC Colour||150 – 190|
It gives a an amber to red hue in higher proportions. Rich in reducing sugars, it provides delicious caramel sweet flavours, additional body, and flavour stability. No enzymatic potential.
|Typical Usage||2-10% (as high as 20% to strong beers) addition to mash tun with base malts.|