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Carapils Malt - Briess Malting

Carapils Malt - Briess Malting

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1.7 °L - Briess Malting - 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.  

 

BrandBriess Malting
TypeCaramel/Crystal Malt
OriginAmerica
Lovibond Range0 - 5 L
Lovibond1.7
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This speciality malt gives you better head.
Stephen B on Jun 30, 2022
Next step in improving beer quality
Craig H on Jun 13, 2022
This speciality malt gives you better head.
Stephen B on Jun 30, 2022
my go to
Ernesto T on Jun 14, 2022
Next step in improving beer quality
Craig H on Jun 13, 2022
improve head of beers
Rasheeda S on Jun 9, 2022
To brew beer
Larry M on Jun 3, 2022
recipe required
Chris B on Jun 3, 2022
inventory for multiple brews
Ryan B on Jun 3, 2022
Running low.
John M on Jun 1, 2022
Lager
Richard S on May 31, 2022
Part of recipe
Gene on May 24, 2022
Wanna know the difference between chick peas and Garbonzo beans?
Valued C on May 21, 2022
head retention on my GF beer
Nathan K on May 17, 2022
Recipe
Patrick L on May 16, 2022
Head retention
Jeff T on May 5, 2022
For a pilsner
Michael S on Apr 24, 2022
for head retention
Larry W on Apr 20, 2022
recipe
Mitch A on Apr 7, 2022
HEAD RETENTION
John K. on Apr 6, 2022
House Recipe "The CPA"
stephen g on Mar 26, 2022
need for brew
anthony D on Mar 24, 2022
Avoiding Wheat
Eric Hook on Mar 23, 2022
recipe
Ronald S on Mar 16, 2022
Making Czech lager
Matthew J G on Mar 15, 2022
Recipe called for it
Jarrod H on Mar 12, 2022
Use half pound in pale ale to provide some mouth feel
Ronald M on Mar 10, 2022
Same as above
Randol Stell on Mar 3, 2022
Because half my recipes call for dextrine malts.
BRIEN P on Mar 1, 2022
Found my old favorite DIPA recipe and need this to make it!
Brian M on Feb 23, 2022
Used before with good results
Brian J on Feb 19, 2022
I use it in every beer. I think it adds a lot of body even with careful mashing.
Merlinus Monroe on Feb 15, 2022
beers....good beers
Eric E on Feb 12, 2022
making ipa
Joshua L on Feb 10, 2022
Recipe
James J on Feb 9, 2022
Recipe
James F on Feb 5, 2022
Adds body to my wheat beer
Robert L on Feb 1, 2022
Amber Bock
David G on Feb 1, 2022
For my own recipe, later sometime.
Manning S on Jan 31, 2022
Head
John M on Jan 27, 2022
To brew Pliny the Elder IPA
Patrick C on Jan 26, 2022
Recipe
Seth C on Jan 26, 2022
Love it
Eric L on Jan 22, 2022
Best for head retention
Daniel John Y on Jan 22, 2022
Recipe requirement
Robert F S on Jan 1, 2022
always reliable
Pete T on Dec 30, 2021
No organic available.
Jack T on Dec 24, 2021
Beer recipes
John on Dec 22, 2021
adds body
Aaron D L on Dec 15, 2021
To brew Green Flash West Coast IPA clone
Dave Corrasa on Dec 15, 2021
Very nice dextrin malt
J on Dec 13, 2021
usefull in all are brews
Michael I on Nov 30, 2021
my go to
Ernesto T on Jun 14, 2022
improve head of beers
Rasheeda S on Jun 9, 2022
Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
23 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Happy with grain
Great product , brewing today
Pale ale
Pale ale
November 18, 2021
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
On the way to Yuengling clone
May 5, 2019
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nicely packaged and in good shape
March 24, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
like it
works as expected to enhance body and foam stability.
January 28, 2018
Purchased
over 4 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