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Special B Malt - Dingemans Malting

Special B Malt - Dingemans Malting

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Special B - Belgian. - Unique double drying process imparts a heavy caramel taste and is often credited with the raisin-like flavor of some Belgian abbey ales. (140-155°L)
 
 
BrandDingemans Malting
TypeCaramel/Crystal
OriginBelgium
Lovibond101 - 200 L
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Belgian dark s and Brown ales , sweet stouts
Ilza K on May 11, 2021
For my favorite Porter recipe.
Jon Davison on Apr 21, 2021
Belgian dark s and Brown ales , sweet stouts
Ilza K on May 11, 2021
Love this stuff. Use it a lot
Mark Parker on May 11, 2021
For my favorite Porter recipe.
Jon Davison on Apr 21, 2021
Brewing an Irish Red.
Kyle Heon on Apr 13, 2021
This is arguably the best malt on the planet, don't @ me
Adrian L Febre on Mar 1, 2021
Will brew a Belgian Dubbel
Wayne M on Jan 20, 2021
only choice
Steven E H on Jan 6, 2021
Indgredient for a stout that I found on BeerCraftr
robert n on Dec 18, 2020
Specialty holiday brown ale recipe
Todd D on Nov 19, 2020
Need it for an upcoming Belgian ale
Stephen M. J on Oct 31, 2020
Using this for a strong ale I’m planning to make.
Eddie M on Oct 10, 2020
Part of my house recipe.
Michael D. B on Oct 6, 2020
Recipe
William M on Sep 23, 2020
add some subtle roasted flavors and complexity
Joshua K Boehm on Sep 21, 2020
It is wonderful in dark Belgian ales.
Tom Carola on Sep 17, 2020
Versatile malt I use in several European ales: Belgian dunkel, German weizeinbock, etc...
Michael B on Sep 5, 2020
Like to add a little to a strong ale
Valued C on Aug 7, 2020
For Cicerone Study
Bradley N on Jun 30, 2020
Special A needs a buddy.
Richard K B on Jun 20, 2020
goes in many recipes
James A M on Jun 19, 2020
Arrogant Bastard clone attempt
Gabriel David Kehner on Jun 10, 2020
Kwak clone
Steven P on May 28, 2020
Belgian beer
Charles S on May 26, 2020
never used before
David F on May 5, 2020
I am making an Irish red ale
Robert R George on May 4, 2020
Only kind fo special B that showed up in search
Tom T on Apr 22, 2020
for stout
Robert M on Apr 21, 2020
more complex than crystal 120
Will S on Apr 9, 2020
New recipe
Mark L on Apr 7, 2020
For Belgian doubles
Thomas B on Apr 6, 2020
following a recipe
John H on Apr 2, 2020
Recipe
Terry S on Apr 1, 2020
Love the twinge of raisin and character for and ESB. Not much though!
Thomas S on Feb 14, 2020
Strong ale recipe
Levi W on Feb 8, 2020
would like that fig/raisin character
Zachary S on Jan 25, 2020
To make Belgian Tripel
Dmitry B on Jan 7, 2020
Brewing supplies
Michael D on Jan 3, 2020
recipe
Michael K on Dec 11, 2019
replacement for caramel malts
Garrett W. on Nov 7, 2019
Recipe
raisin notes
Christopher Heffernan on Oct 24, 2019
Recipe
Ken F on Oct 23, 2019
Brew dark beers for winter
Stephen W on Oct 3, 2019
Making a quad
John R on Sep 26, 2019
recipe
Scott G on Sep 19, 2019
Need for a recipe
Matt Schultz on Aug 28, 2019
Price
Patrick Riordan on Aug 28, 2019
My recipe
Michael M on Jul 20, 2019
I'm making a Flemish Red
Michael O on May 10, 2019
Imperial stout
Chad L on Apr 25, 2019
Love this stuff. Use it a lot
Mark Parker on May 11, 2021
Brewing an Irish Red.
Kyle Heon on Apr 13, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Special B
I use this grain in all my brews, it adds a lovely plumb flavor. I typically go from 1 pound down to 1/2 pound used with 13pounds of 2 row. And my finish brew is around 3/2 -4 gallons. It gives a delicious flavor that can be increased depending (obviously) on how much you use.
My brews typically are made of either
Viking 2 row or rahr.2 row .
I've been using the Helga Australian hops which I think are great, especially at that crazy price.
Recently I used the distillers malt with these grains and had a great result regarding fermentation.
My favorite yeast is the Safale s-04.
My brews are pretty much the same ingredients depending on what's on sale, but Dingmans special B is always included.
The style is what I would loosely call and English ale.
Cheers.
February 17, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good grain
I used it in imperial stout, so hard to say the exact contribution, but the stout was award winning
March 26, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Special B is just right.
The Special B was just what i was looking for to round out my Belgian Ale recipe. I ordered it milled and was very happy with the malt. Delivery was prompt and product was well packaged. I will order from them again.
February 1, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago