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Amber Malt - Thomas Fawcett (55 lb)

Original price $118.99 - Original price $118.99
Original price
$118.99 - $118.99
Current price $118.99

Amber malt is made from ale malt. It provides a warm, pleasant, biscuit-like flavour with slight coffee undertones. A common addition to Scottish ales, it also is a popular steeper for both pale and brown ales. This malt has no diastatic power.

Typical Beer Style(s): 

Brown Ale, Pale Ale, Red Ale, Scottish Ales

Recommended Maximum Usage:

Up to 10%

Possible Substitution(s):

Melanoidin, Victory, Biscuit Malt, Aromatic

For similar colour:

  • Crystal Malt: Particularly Crystal 20 or 30L, these malts offer an amber to reddish hue, but lack the biscuit character of Amber Malt 

For biscuit character:

  • Biscuit Malt: This is the most direct substitute, replicating the toasty, slightly bready notes of Amber Malt. However, it contributes minimal colour.

Balancing color and biscuit character:

  • Aromatic Malt: This malt offers a balance of biscuit-like flavours and some caramel sweetness, coming closer to the overall profile of Amber Malt.
  • Caraaroma: This malt provides a similar amber colour with a touch of sweetness, but with less biscuit character than Amber Malt [2].

Combining options:

    • You can experiment with combining biscuit malt with either Caraaroma or Crystal Malt to achieve a colour and sweetness profile closer to Amber Malt