Briess Crystal Red Malt 150L 50 Lb

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Unleash your inner brewmaster with our Briess Crystal Red Malt 50 lb., a drum-roasted crystallized malt that's proudly produced in the U.S.A. from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 2-Row malting barley varieties. This malt is your secret weapon to creating beers with intense colors at low usage rates, minimizing flavor impact.

Imagine sipping on a beer that boasts complex caramelized and burnt sugar notes, with a hint of raisin, prune, sourdough, and toast. That's the magic of our Crystal Red Malt.

Here's what you need to know:

- Mealy / Half / Glassy: 0% / 5% / 95%
- Plump: 70%
- Thru: 5%
- Moisture: 2.5%
- Extract FG, Dry Basis: 75.0%
- Color: 200 SRM

Your malt is Kosher: UMK Pareve certified and best stored in a temperate, low humidity, pest-free environment at temperatures of <90 ºF. To maintain its freshness and flavor, use it within 18 months.

Depending on your usage rates, you can create a range of beers:

- Use <1% to subtly enhance golden colors in Pale Ale and Lagers.
- 1-3% will give you orange hues and slight caramel flavors in Amber Ales and Lagers.
- 3-7% will result in red color and low flavors of caramel, toffee in English Reds, Scotch Ales.
- 7-10% will give you deep red, cola colors and mild complex sugar flavors in Dark Ales and Lagers.
- 10-15 % will create intensely flavored and colored beers like Barley Wines and certain Stouts.

So, are you ready to take your beer-making game to the next level? With our Briess Crystal Red Malt, you're not just brewing beer, you're crafting an experience.



london-beer-yeast1.png Yeast

Your yeast selection has a big impact on your overall flavor profile and mouthfeel. You have lots of choices that will work well with Briess Crystal Red Malt.


One Step Cleaner

If you are purchasing Briess Crystal Red Malt, you're getting ready to make beer and need to wash your equipment. 


Hops is the main bittering agent in beer. You can select from a huge line of hop varietals from Hop Union to suit any brewers needs. The freshest hops for your next homebrewing endeavor. All hops are from YHC.    

brew-pot.pngBrew Pots

The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for a beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch. 

wart-chiller.pngWort Chillers and Thermometers

Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer because high powered boiling changes more rapid temperature fluctuations. 


Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without one again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 


 If you are using Briess Crystal Red Malt, you are getting ready to ferment some beer. Here's a link to our fermenter equipment.


 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. 


Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles.


All that healthy yeast is going to make a lot of gas and you'll be needing an airlock to let it out, and not let anything in. It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria. 

yeast-starter.pngYeast Starters

Making a yeast starter is a great way to avoid stuck fermentation and also get high yeast counts that allow the final cells to clean up after themselves, reducing off flavors and aromas. Higher populations means less yeast stress and less risk of off-flavors.  They help make better beer and can be used with Briess Crystal Red Malt. Use the right equipment to make the job easy. Flask, Foam Stopper, and Airlock. 




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