D.D. Williamson Caramel Coloring

D.D. Williamson Caramel

D.D. Williamson is the world leader in caramel color and their products have been a valuable brewing ingredient for more than a century. Caramel provides color, flavor and consistency to beer. It also has applications in a variety of related products, including cider and non-alcoholic malted beverages.

Caramel is a great way to adjust beer color throughout any part of the brewing process. Caramel allows you to adjust color in the kettle, as late as final filtration or in the serving tank. With caramel you can darken your beer without adding the astringent flavors associated with dark malt.

Caramel Product Selection

Gusmer offers six different grades of caramel color to the brewing industry. Most products come in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums or 275 gallon totes. (The total weight may vary from product to product depending on the density of the material.)

DDW Product
Color Intensity
Color IOB (Typical)
Color EBC (Typical)
Hue Index (Typical)
Percent Solids
Feature
#310
.055-.065
17,000
16,000
5.7
74%
Emkamalt – yellow tone
#305
.070-.080
20,500
19,000
5.6
74%
Slight sweet and spicy accent
#304
.070-.080
20,500
19,000
5.6
74%
For malta or pilsner
#303
.127-.133
35,000
34,000
5.5
65%
Available globally
#301
.106-.111
31,500
29,800
5.5
66%
Most widely-used beer caramel globally
#300
.080-.090
24,500
22,000
5.6
74%
Popular in North America

Dosage

Dosage will vary by style. Traditional ales require 0.02% or more of caramel coloring to add color. Certain dark beers, including some stouts and bocks, might require a higher caramel dosage. Lagers require less caramel to obtain color consistency than other types of beers (typically 0.01%). Adjusting a lager type beer to a bock beer color would require an addition of 0.05-0.075%.

Downloads:
D.D. Williamson Caramel: Technical Brewing Tips
Caramel Color Liquid SDS
Caramel Color Powder SDS
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