Clibit
Caramalt is probably my go to specialty malt. I've really not tested out enough specialty malts on their own often enough. Dark crystal is good, and amber malt. There are loads I've not used at all, or very little. Especially the Belgian and German ones.

If you were making a beer with a base malt and one specialty malt, what would be your favourite specialty malt to use?
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denny
In the case you mention, I'd likely be making an APA or AIPA.  In that case, I got for crystal 60.
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GHW
Yeah crystal or caramalt, which you put me onto (Phil not Denny!) several years ago.
I've got a thing for biscuit too.
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Clibit
denny wrote:
In the case you mention, I'd likely be making an APA or AIPA.  In that case, I got for crystal 60.


It's by far the most commonly used specialty malt in the UK. Across a wide range of styles. Bitters usually have medium crystal. 
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Bunglebrewsbeer
Not sure if these are specialty malts. But I like using either Munich or Vienna in my American style pale ales.
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Clibit
Bunglebrewsbeer wrote:
Not sure if these are specialty malts. But I like using either Munich or Vienna in my American style pale ales.


I would say they are base malts you can use like specialty malts 
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Bunglebrewsbeer
I quite like dark crystal in bitters used it in last 3 I've made. Seems to give it a bit of a toffee kind of thing about it.
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Clibit
Bunglebrewsbeer wrote:
I quite like dark crystal in bitters used it in last 3 I've made. Seems to give it a bit of a toffee kind of thing about it.


I'd agree with that and I like it too.
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Bunglebrewsbeer
That seems to come trough more too in my bottled one I gave you. Poss less exposed to oxygen in the bottle than the keg maybe.
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Your Brew
Victory, because it adds a biscuity flavour to it. I even eat that malt as a snack while I brew with it!
I use it for my Blonde and Brown Ales.
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Clibit
Your Brew wrote:
Victory, because it adds a biscuity flavour to it. I even eat that malt as a snack while I brew with it!
I use it for my Blonde and Brown Ales.


I've never used Victory, it's an American malt. Where do you get it? I believe it's something like biscuit and amber malt?
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Hops_and_Dreams
So many I haven't tried yet, biscuit and caramunich I ones I really want to do something with.

I quite like what chocolate and carafa III do to an AIPA.
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GHW
I'm planning a trumans zephyr inspired beer, probably hopper than a clone, but it requires Simpson's imperial malt. Found somewhere that sells it, not sure why but the name intrigues me. I'm anticipating something seriously malty.
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Your Brew
Clibit wrote:


I've never used Victory, it's an American malt. Where do you get it? I believe it's something like biscuit and amber malt?


I'm actually -personally- based in the US/MX border, but there's a chance you can get it online in UK stores (like brew UK) or just use a substitute like biscuit, which is the direct substitute (I don't know if this also is the case for amber malt).
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Clibit
Your Brew wrote:


I'm actually -personally- based in the US/MX border, but there's a chance you can get it online in UK stores (like brew UK) or just use a substitute like biscuit, which is the direct substitute (I don't know if this also is the case for amber malt).


Calexico eh? You can get hold of Victory here if you try. Whether it is closest to biscuit or amber I wouldn't know. Maybe I should find some and try it.
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