Cara Ruby is a light-colored, Belgian crystal malt. Cara Ruby malt imparts a rich caramel-sweet aroma and a toffee-like flavor, adding light amber to copper or reddish hues to beer. A distinguishing characteristic of all caramel malts is glassiness. This glassy endosperm creates the desirable non-fermentable components that give true caramel malt the ability to contribute mouthfeel, head, head retention, and extended beer stability.
Cara Ruby is not a generic product, and is trademarked by it's owners.
Beer Styles Using: Brown Ales, Brune des Flandres, Bock, Scottish Ales.
Commercial Examples: Castle Château Cara Ruby
Cara Ruby Brewing Values
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Cara Ruby over the years. Each manufacturer can have slightly different qualities, so these ranges are based on a combination and average.
SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM values indicate a pale straw color while higher values mean the style should have a darker color. Learn more »
(13 - 17° Lovibond)
Diastatic power (DP) is a measurement of a malted grain's enzymes, which are responsible for converting the grain's starches into sugar during mashing.
PPG measures the maximum starting gravity (SG) of the fermentable in points/pound/gallon. This can differ based on your mash efficiency and the amount of wort collected.
Certain grains and adjuncts should only be used below a maximum percentage of the grain bill. Exceeding this can cause off flavors or poor mash efficiency.
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