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Special B Malt
What it does :
Special B malt will add a heavy caramel taste to your beer and contribute to a dark brown-black color depending on the amount used. You can use it to make Abbey Ales, Belgian and French Ales, English and American Ales (e.g. Brown Ales), and Porters.
What it is:
This is a barley malt that is 110-136 Lovibond in color. It is produced from green malt with a three-phase process: stewing to convert the starches into sugars, drying the grains, and roasting to achieve the desired color. This process can take three hours per batch at temperatures of 120-280 F (49-138 C), depending on the color and flavor intensity desired. This malt contains no enzymes and little fermentables, and therefore does not require mashing. It is a trade name of the DeWolf-Cosyns Maltings.
Special B malt can be up to 10 percent of your grist.
Because little starch conversion is possible, it is ready for you to steep in 150 F (60 C) water for 20-30 minutes before adding to the boiling wort.