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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Mouth feel
Bob T on Nov 26, 2020
Added head retention
Todd D on Nov 19, 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
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
Louis on Oct 6, 2020
Brew day recipe.
John M on Oct 2, 2020
Working towards a 10% abv without a lot of sweetnesses
Joseph C on Sep 26, 2020
Brian C. L on Sep 24, 2020
Love the head retention
Jonathan Weber on Sep 14, 2020
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
Nicholas 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
Robert A on Aug 13, 2020
Kevin B on Aug 12, 2020
Cloning beer
Ross J B on Aug 7, 2020
Like head
Dane B on Jul 30, 2020
Head retention
Bill Aurand on Jul 24, 2020
Stocking my supply
Valued C on Jul 24, 2020
add head
Steve B on Jul 15, 2020
Richard S on Jul 11, 2020
Numerous Belgian recipes.
Frank Crow on Jul 9, 2020
I like the product
Edward E on Jul 3, 2020
summer Ale
richard r on Jun 25, 2020
Head retention
steven w on Jun 22, 2020
for body, because i might be more or less making a saison but it's mine and i can do what i want
Kara T on Jun 22, 2020
I Cara about my body.
Richard K B on Jun 20, 2020
to brew a new england ipa
Erich K on Jun 20, 2020
For my Kolsch brew
Daniel A on Jun 17, 2020
Simple Dextrin Malt for IPA
Kevin S on Jun 16, 2020
head retention
Gerald F on Jun 12, 2020
Add mouthfeel and head retention
David S on Jun 12, 2020
Used in lost of recipes for body and head retention
David Somers on Jun 11, 2020
For an ale.
Kimberly on Jun 11, 2020
Purchased before
Keith Z on Nov 24, 2020
Few ounces to add complexity and head retention
garrett shuck on Nov 17, 2020

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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
1 year ago
On the way to Yuengling clone
May 5, 2019
over 2 years ago
Nicely packaged and in good shape
March 24, 2018
over 2 years ago
like it
works as expected to enhance body and foam stability.
January 28, 2018
over 2 years ago
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
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
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
Good quality
Great way to add subtle character.
May 11, 2014
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
Fresh grain. Word of advice - DON'T use too much.
May 3, 2014