Black Patent Malt
Black Patent is fairly neutral in its flavor, but it will give a slight astringency when used at higher rates.
Use in all beer styles for color adjustment.
Use at at rate of 1-10% for desired color in porters and stouts.
Sometimes used with other dark roasted malts to achieve desired color.
Often used to provide color without an overpowering flavor that is characteristic of European-style dark beers.
May be used with or without roasted barley to brew a stout with more color and less intense roasted barley flavor
May be used with chocolate malt to produce a porter with less pronounced chocolate flavor notes.
Not interchangeable with roasted barley.
Produces dark colored beers with little impact to foam color when a dark beer with light head is desired.
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