Briess Caramel 40L Malt

Briess Caramel 40L Malt

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40° L Briess Malting - Caramel 40L is used in some Pale Ales and most Amber Ales. It can also be used in darker beers, as well, when you are looking for the benefit of Caramel malt and some color contribution, but not the caramel notes that the higher colored Caramel malts have.

Also known as Briess Crystal 40L

See attached Document for Typical Malt Analysis

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Recipe Called for IT
Bryan M on Mar 2, 2021
About to brew
Shaun J on Feb 16, 2021
Recipe Called for IT
Bryan M on Mar 2, 2021
High quality
Leonardo N on Feb 23, 2021
About to brew
Shaun J on Feb 16, 2021
only option
Mitch A on Feb 13, 2021
John B on Feb 5, 2021
base color malt
Ryan H on Feb 4, 2021
Beersmith's recipe called for it.
Mason on Feb 2, 2021
I like to add a little sweetness to the beer.
Dennis K on Jan 7, 2021
Color adjustments and non fermentables
lance on Jan 1, 2021
Part of recipe
Dave B on Dec 27, 2020
Ronnie R on Dec 20, 2020
This is what I use
Marcie F on Dec 19, 2020
Great accent for color and biscuity nuance
Kyle B on Dec 8, 2020
I ran out of it
Samuel Hoagland on Nov 28, 2020
The recipe said to use this
Walter j on Nov 25, 2020
Purchased before
Keith Z on Nov 24, 2020
harvest moon pumpkin beer
JOHN R on Nov 23, 2020
Bryan L on Nov 10, 2020
Making Bell's Two Hearted Ale (shipping price really increased expense though).
Joshua B on Nov 10, 2020
pale ale and stout
Craig D on Nov 7, 2020
in recipe
James H on Oct 31, 2020
My standard specialty malt for pale ales / IPA's
Gregory B on Oct 30, 2020
Amber ale
Valued C on Oct 29, 2020
Pale Ales
Douglas M on Oct 11, 2020
Add body
shane c on Oct 6, 2020
Good price
Brendan M J on Oct 6, 2020
Low on my supply.
Eddie M on Sep 23, 2020
I think it was the only option
Philip Stuart B on Sep 14, 2020
Benjamin K on Sep 14, 2020
Standard crystal/caramel malt
Jon A on Sep 11, 2020
It's always good to have on hand.
Richard F Terrio J on Aug 16, 2020
Robert A on Aug 13, 2020
To provide color
JONATHAN on Jul 29, 2020
It adds a nice subtle sweetness to IPAs
James O on Jul 27, 2020
Used up last of my 40L crystal in a nice IPA this weekend
Stephen M. J on Jul 23, 2020
Part of recipe
Tom O on Jul 21, 2020
Use it all the time
mark c on Jul 20, 2020
It's tasty.
Michael D on Jul 8, 2020
a little amber color
Valued C on Jul 1, 2020
Cody M on Jun 15, 2020
Custom recipe
Richard T on Jun 13, 2020
close but I wanted #30
James M. P on Jun 12, 2020
a classic west coast IPA recipe calls for it
Gabriel David Kehner on Jun 10, 2020
A good addition to any brew
Bill Aurand on Jun 10, 2020
Brewing a black IPA
Robert F G on Jun 10, 2020
I've used it before and it worked well.
Brett E on Jun 8, 2020
Staple in most of my ales
Neal C on Jun 6, 2020
experimental brew day
Chris on Jun 4, 2020
Generally a bit darker
Bill S on May 29, 2020
To add complexity to an America Stout
Junghyeon Southard on May 28, 2020
High quality
Leonardo N on Feb 23, 2021
only option
Mitch A on Feb 13, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent malt
Excellent flavor and color.
October 6, 2020
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great malt
Just like all the briess malts.
February 22, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
my favorite crystal malt
this is my go-to crystal for IPAs, ambers, pale ales.
January 28, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use Briess malt in most of my beers.
Briess Crystal 40L is always fresh from more Beer.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great color and flavor
Contributes nicely to the color and flavor of the last IPA I made. I use this malt in most of the styles I brew. Very versatile.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
This malt adds nice flavor to lots of my beers. Light enough for Pale ales and ok to use in Stouts.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Great grains
This is a great 40L Caramel malt. Imparts great color and flavor. Very versatile malt.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
This grain can be used in almost anything.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Very useful malt
Use it in many recipes and coming from More Beer, you know it's fresh.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for many styles
Perfect for a lighter caramel note for Pale Ales, etc.
May 29, 2013