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Offline DandyMason

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Types of Grain
« on: September 28, 2011, 03:13:11 PM »
Hey Guys,

Im about to place my order for some grains here in a bit but was wondering this...I see a lot of Crystal 60, Crystal 110, Crystal 120... 150, 240... Caramunich 1, 2, 3... and some others. What exactly is the difference? I was going through a bunch of all grain recipes to see what grain I thought I should order... and sometimes the recipe would just call for Caramunich... so not sure what type of caramunich this might be.  

And if there is a big difference between the types... What type of Crystal and Caramunich do you guys suggest is most common?

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Re: Types of Grain
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 03:20:14 PM »
As for most common; Crystal 60L (roughly 150EBC) and Caramunich I. You need to remember that the units used are not always the same. Crystal 40L, 60L, and 120L are *roughly* equal to Crystal 110EBC, 150EBC, and 240EBC. They're often referred to as light, medium, and dark Crystal.
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Re: Types of Grain
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 03:23:56 PM »
Oh okay, good to know thanks!

So as these numbers increase, the grain becomes darker?

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Re: Types of Grain
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 03:27:22 PM »
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Re: Types of Grain
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 03:59:18 PM »
Thats exactly the info I was looking for... Thanks.