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Briess Caramel 20L is a light crystal malt made with 6-row barley. It imparts a golden color, candy-like sweetness, and mild caramel flavor. Crystal malts also add body and improve head retention. Usage is progressive, starting light to balance pilsners and reaching the maxiumum 15% to impart color and sweetness to darker ales, stouts, and porters.
Crystal malts are gently cooked during the malting process. Cooking initiates the enzymatic conversion of starches into fermentable sugars, and caramelizes some of the sugars as the malt reaches its final color. This eliminates the need to mash crystal malt, and ensures that some of the sugars will survive fermentation to sweeten the beer. Briess caramel malts are roaster produced to create glassy, crystallized sugars with rich flavor and color.
Every employee, along with the owner especially, is not only knowledgeable but kind and helpful. I am a total amateur and this company made me feel welcome and excited to get back home and start brewing.
I've lived and brewed in many cities across the country, and Perfect Brewing has the best inventory and most knowledgeable and helpful people ever!
I have been ordering their kits for brewing beer since I started back in March 2020. I have never had a bad tasting kit. They have even given suggestions and been extremely helpful. I highly recommend them for any of your brewing or wine-making needs. Keep up the great work.
Come visit us if you are in the area!
619 E Park Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday
11 am - 5 pm
Thursday & Friday
11 am - 7 pm
11 am - 4pm
Perfect Brewing Supply was founded many moons ago in a warehouse not so far away, providing equipment and ingredients by mail only. Shortly after, a shop was set up in Libertyville with a storefront for all to visit and talk to fellow homebrewers about their craft. Perfect Brewing Supply has added and adapted over the years, but one thing still remains the same: our commitment to being a great resource for knowledge, equipment, and ingredients for all your fermentation dreams and goals.
We have added many new things to our beer supply over the years. Things such as wine, cheese, soda, cider, coffee, and almost anything fermentable. We started offering many new services to the homebrew world. We added many shiny pieces of equipment available to our customers to rent. Some of these items include a canner (canned home brew?!), crusher / destemmer (for wine), pressing equipment for your wine or other fruits. We even added a space that you can ferment and lager your beer here at the shop in a temperature controlled environment.
Many of our customers and previous employees have gone on to start their own brewery or work for one. Together we can help you with your dream of taking your hobby to the next level. Many of our employees have completed a course at the prestigious Siebel Institute here in Chicago. With that we have the background to answer all of your fermentation questions.
It all starts with #greatfriendsbringhomebrew