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Briess Carapils Malt

Briess Carapils Malt

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Carapils adds body, mouthfeel and improves head retention by adding dextrines, proteins, non-starch polysaccharides, and other body-building compounds into your wort. Carapils is usually used at a level of 5% or less of your total all-grain malt bill. However it can be used at a higher rate in special cases, say if you are making a Session IPA, and are trying to simulate a higher gravity beer. Because of its extremely light color and neutral flavor it won't have much affect on the final color or flavor of your beer. Carapils belongs to a category of malts labeled as Dextrine, sometimes Dextrin, malts. We mention this because you might see either of these names in your recipe.

You can steep Carapils in an extract batch but will only get about 20% utilization, or 20% of the goodies of this malt dissolved into your beer. While not as complex as Carapils malt, for extract brewing some brewers prefer to use dextrin powder.  

 

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Recipe
Thomas S on Feb 23, 2021
adds body
Robert Dal P on Feb 16, 2021
Recipe
Thomas S on Feb 23, 2021
Helps with mouth feel and head retention
George N on Feb 23, 2021
adds body
Robert Dal P on Feb 16, 2021
For use in my Verdant IPA Recipe
KERRY W S on Feb 16, 2021
Make beer
chris Phillips on Feb 5, 2021
Beersmith's recipe called for it.
Mason on Feb 2, 2021
brewing
Matt S on Jan 26, 2021
Moving on up to my own recipes!
Dean H on Jan 23, 2021
Need for IPA
Adam S on Jan 22, 2021
For recipes I like
William E. C on Jan 15, 2021
recipe
George S on Jan 12, 2021
Gives nice head to beer
Michael T H on Jan 8, 2021
For use as base malt in next three brews
Dwain Pannell on Jan 5, 2021
us company
Duane H on Dec 31, 2020
making a german pilsner
Matt H on Dec 24, 2020
hazy ipa
Randy S Akam on Dec 12, 2020
Great for pilsner
al k on Dec 8, 2020
need
Valued C on Dec 8, 2020
need for beer receipt
Ronald B on Dec 4, 2020
Mouth feel
Bob T on Nov 26, 2020
Purchased before
Keith Z on Nov 24, 2020
Added head retention
Todd D on Nov 19, 2020
Few ounces to add complexity and head retention
garrett shuck on Nov 17, 2020
Body for pilsner
Jesse K on Nov 16, 2020
Improves body of beer and head retention.
THOMAS B on Nov 12, 2020
Head helper
BRADLEY C B on Nov 7, 2020
need it
Jim S on Oct 23, 2020
need some
Nadalie K on Oct 20, 2020
same
robert y on Oct 13, 2020
Head retention and mouth feel
Bill Aurand on Oct 9, 2020
Head retention
shane c on Oct 6, 2020
Need dextrine
Ron T on Oct 6, 2020
To help with head retention in some beers i make.
Simon J on Oct 6, 2020
I'm OUT
Louis on Oct 6, 2020
Brew day recipe.
John on Oct 2, 2020
Working towards a 10% abv without a lot of sweetnesses
Joseph C on Sep 26, 2020
recipe
Brian C. L on Sep 24, 2020
Love the head retention
Jonathan Weber on Sep 14, 2020
recipe
Rod D on Sep 12, 2020
Helps with head retention, I hear.
Kevin Dyson on Sep 9, 2020
Head retention
Henry H D on Aug 28, 2020
Seemed like a good starting point for BIAB
Dylan T S on Aug 27, 2020
For improved head retention.
Devon C on Aug 26, 2020
To add body to the brew
Nick C on Aug 26, 2020
Essential part of a lot of my recipes
Paul B on Aug 23, 2020
IPA Recipe
David R on Aug 20, 2020
satisfied with previous use
Robert B on Aug 18, 2020
blonde ale and amber ale
David D on Aug 17, 2020
brew
Robert A on Aug 13, 2020
Color
Kevin B on Aug 12, 2020
Helps with mouth feel and head retention
George N on Feb 23, 2021
For use in my Verdant IPA Recipe
KERRY W S on Feb 16, 2021
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great ingredient quality and fast shipping
Sealed well in container currently in secondary along with French strisselspault hops and golden light dme and lme, saflager 23, all ordered at morebeer.com. smells good can’t wait to bottle or keg haven’t decided that yet
May 30, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
On the way to Yuengling clone
May 5, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nicely packaged and in good shape
March 24, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
like it
works as expected to enhance body and foam stability.
January 28, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
go to staple for body/head retention
I have this as a staple in most of my IPAs and pales these days. Stay on the light side
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
use .5lb in every batch I brew
Ads that nice head retention to all beers, I'm hooked on using this stuff.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
GREAT HEAD!
This, and carafoam, both can be used to improve head retention in your homebrews. They work great! Just wish I knew how they made it?!
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Good quality
Great way to add subtle character.
May 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
Gives your beer body
I enjoy crisp/ thin beers for the most part, but when I tried Tasty McDole's amber I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the body added by the carapils. I imagine it going great in a thick stout or porter. Doesn't add sweetness, just body.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice
Fresh grain. Word of advice - DON'T use too much.
May 3, 2014