Spitting Feathers
Spitting Feathers

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Spitting Feathers

Spitting Feathers – Crushed Crystal Malt, 500g


Scotland and Northern Ireland Call
Crystal Malt is used to create beers with a golden colour and a toffee caramel flavour. It is a stalwart of English ales and bitters and is unsurpassed in it’s ability to gently sweeten and balance the hoppiness of English ales.
It can of course be mixed with the other malts to recreate your favourite beer or perhaps create your own secret recipe.
Used in all sorts of Ales, Bitters, Stouts and Porters Crystal malt should make up no more than 20% of total malt content of your brew.
This malt has a colour of between 120 and 140 EBC’s and is supplied ready crushed in 500gm packs.

HOW TO CALCULATE THE ABV (Alcohol By Volume) for Beers and Ales

1 – If you use 1kg of spitting Feathers’ brewing sugar you will produce a good quality beer with avg of 4.5 to 5% ABV.


2 – If you were to use 1kg (2x500gs) of dry malt extract (DME) – the colour appropriate to the type of beer (see colour guide below), you will produce a beer slightly higher in ABV yet at the same time retaining its body.

OR The Spitting-Feathers’ RECOMMENDATION!

3 – However, we recommend to you, to use 1.5kg of unhopped liquid malt extract (LME) – again the colour appropriate to the type of beer being made (see colour guide below).

The use of a LME will undoubtedly produce a beer of pure quality, depth, body and flavour than options 1 or 2 above. The ABV will be determined by the use of a hydrometer

Your Guide to Fermentable Sugars ADD THIS

Colour guide to the use of DME (2) or LME (3) above.

  • Light - for lagers or any golden beers/ales.
  • Medium - for amber beers ie brown ales.
  • Dark – for stouts/porters and other dark beers.
  • Wheat – for all wheat beers.
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