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Offline passlaku

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What is the difference between carared and Crystal 20?
« on: November 22, 2011, 08:41:17 PM »
I see that Carared and crystal 20 are both 20Lovibond and was wondering if anyone has done any comparisons?  I brewed a couple of beers using the carared and it seems to be darker, even though they are both 20L.  Does anyone know what the flavor differences are?  Has anyone also noticed that Carared produces a darker SRM beer, too?

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Re: What is the difference between carared and Crystal 20?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 11:25:32 PM »
Not to sounds unhelpful but there was a thread a couple of weeks back that they talked about your same question I coul tell you the thread but it's hard to find on my iPhone.
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Re: What is the difference between carared and Crystal 20?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 11:30:35 PM »
Found I go to page six in the ingredients section you'll find it called "carared aint red" or something like that.
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Re: What is the difference between carared and Crystal 20?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 06:13:11 AM »
Cara red has a richer malt taste and seems to be more fermentable, less "sweetish". FTW I am using Cara Amber now and I think I like that even better. Its a little "redder" than cara red and is around 28-32 L IIRC.
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