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Offline fmader

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C40 or C60?
« on: October 17, 2014, 03:08:09 PM »
I ordered these 10 lb bags of C40 and C60 with my last big grain purchase. I think that it's safe to say that you can't trust the labels on your grains. Seems to me that they're a little backwards in this case. I'm glad I pulled them both out of the storage bin before I weighed my grains out this morning.

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Re: C40 or C60?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 03:18:42 PM »
Crush a bit and do a mini steep to see what happens.

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Re: C40 or C60?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 06:24:30 PM »
Crush a bit and do a mini steep to see what happens.

I agree witt Steve. The C60 always looked lighter to me. But you are more concerned with the sugars inside. Crack some and see. Do the mini mash.
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Re: C40 or C60?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2014, 06:32:29 PM »
I have two pound packages of C40 that I bought from the same place that are the exact same color of what is labeled as C60 in this picture.
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Re: C40 or C60?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2014, 06:48:53 PM »
I have two pound packages of C40 that I bought from the same place that are the exact same color of what is labeled as C60 in this picture.
Then you may have a problem. Do a test and see which you should use in what application. Maybe I have. Gotten some mislabeled in the past.
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Re: C40 or C60?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2014, 06:59:56 PM »
I'd be curious to see what you notice in the steep test. Weigh out equal grain, equal water, etc. Like Jeff says, it's the color of the sugar crystal inside that counts.
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Re: C40 or C60?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 03:07:22 PM »
I'd be interested in knowing your finding if you did a steep test. I find C60 to create a much sweeter beer than C40 in the few batches I've used quantity with it; however, the color was definitely towards the darker spectrum with C60.