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Re: Don't use Crystal 60??? Something I heard on Brew Strong?
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2016, 06:41:00 am »
I had a pale ale the other day from a brewery I rather admire that I could not finish the other day and the reason was because it was brewed with a heavy amount of dark caramel malts and it clashed with the hops for my pallet. I'm sure there are folks out there that love that flavor in a beer but I can't stand it. So for me, Crystal 60 does not belong in a pale ale, IPA or IIPA but your mileage will vary depending on your preference.

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Re: Don't use Crystal 60??? Something I heard on Brew Strong?
« Reply #61 on: September 17, 2016, 07:34:42 am »
I had a pale ale the other day from a brewery I rather admire that I could not finish the other day and the reason was because it was brewed with a heavy amount of dark caramel malts and it clashed with the hops for my pallet. I'm sure there are folks out there that love that flavor in a beer but I can't stand it. So for me, Crystal 60 does not belong in a pale ale, IPA or IIPA but your mileage will vary depending on your preference.


With the exception of Celebration Ale which is well done, I agree. I much prefer C40, and not a lot of it, for most APAs and AIPAs.
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Re: Don't use Crystal 60??? Something I heard on Brew Strong?
« Reply #62 on: September 17, 2016, 10:04:57 am »
That's a much more limited perspective than "never ever use it" however.

I don't think there's any single ingredient that "never use" really applies to.


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Re: Don't use Crystal 60??? Something I heard on Brew Strong?
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2016, 10:25:24 am »
That's a much more limited perspective than "never ever use it" however.

I don't think there's any single ingredient that "never use" really applies to.


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Re: Don't use Crystal 60??? Something I heard on Brew Strong?
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2016, 11:25:33 am »
That's a much more limited perspective than "never ever use it" however.

I don't think there's any single ingredient that "never use" really applies to.


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This^^^^^.  There may be ingredients YOU don't ;like or want to use, but that doesn't mean it's bad for others to use them.

Agree. That's what I've been trying to say.

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Re: Don't use Crystal 60??? Something I heard on Brew Strong?
« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2016, 11:27:43 am »
For those who want to try something kinda like crystal but not exactly, check out the Great Western Sacchra malts.  I've been working with Sacchra 50 and I really like it.  Kind of a cross between crystal and Vienna.
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Re: Don't use Crystal 60??? Something I heard on Brew Strong?
« Reply #66 on: October 22, 2016, 08:15:06 pm »
For those who want to try something kinda like crystal but not exactly, check out the Great Western Sacchra malts.  I've been working with Sacchra 50 and I really like it.  Kind of a cross between crystal and Vienna.
Denny do you know if this malt is already available on any online homebrew shop?

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Re: Don't use Crystal 60??? Something I heard on Brew Strong?
« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2016, 07:08:55 am »
For those who want to try something kinda like crystal but not exactly, check out the Great Western Sacchra malts.  I've been working with Sacchra 50 and I really like it.  Kind of a cross between crystal and Vienna.
Denny do you know if this malt is already available on any online homebrew shop?

Not Denny, but a google search found this:
https://shop.brewcraftusa.com/en/new-from-great-western-malting

http://barleyhaven.com/brewers-malt-grain/greatwestern-malting.html?dir=desc&limit=25&mode=list&order=name

https://homebrewsupplies.ca/category/specialty-malts-1/4/  (Note: this is a Canadian shop)

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