I'm not overly familiar with Carared, can you give me an idea of what type of flavors it adds?
I'm curious as well, Denny. Do you have any thoughts on how it compares to a typical 20L domestic crystal? Or a light UK Carastan (~15-20L)?
OK, so i went to get my grain today and picked up 2lbs of Carared for s***s-and-who-ha's; Here is my feedback on just the grain, can't speak for it in beer. If your a cook you will be able to relate. In a mirepoix (celery, onion and carrot) its the carrot. It totally reminded me of carrot and the sweetness and mouth-feel that carrot lends to a mirepoix. So if i were to guess what it would do in beer outside of the color addition, it would add some richness (think umami), a touch of sweetness and enhancing the overall malt profile.