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Briess Carapils Malt
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1.3° L Briess Malting - This malt adds body, mouthfeel and improves head retention by adding dextrines, proteins, non-starch polysaccharides, and other body-building compounds into your wort. 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 it 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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Part of custom blend for my Scottish ale
Lloyd M on May 21, 2018
Use this with almost every batch!
Dennis Gerber on May 8, 2018
Part of custom blend for my Scottish ale
Lloyd M on May 21, 2018
Recipe
Raleigh St. C on May 15, 2018
Use this with almost every batch!
Dennis Gerber on May 8, 2018
need it
Derik G on May 7, 2018
performs well in my mashes
Robert Nissen on Mar 31, 2018
Great Product
Jeffrey James A on Mar 24, 2018
Adds good body/mouthfeel!
Alexander G on Mar 16, 2018
Helps with head retention
Robert K on Mar 5, 2018
Add some body to the beer
Paul M on Feb 27, 2018
Mouth feel
Bill A on Feb 20, 2018
Wanted to add extra head retention
andrew T p on Feb 15, 2018
Head retention
Valued C on Feb 14, 2018
This malt adds body, mouthfeel and improves head retention so i am using a little in a pale ale and in an IPA
Jill T on Feb 14, 2018
Adds a soft bubbly finish
Twin o on Feb 13, 2018
Always use this to provide mouth feel
Bernard B on Jan 31, 2018
head retention
David C on Jan 29, 2018
Awesome for head retention
Luis F C on Jan 25, 2018
for body
Valued C on Jan 24, 2018
to provide a good stable head
bob a on Jan 23, 2018
Adds body and head retention
James Prickett on Jan 22, 2018
For its light color. My IPA's all have a darker cast
Mike B on Jan 17, 2018
head retention and body
BRADLEY C B on Jan 15, 2018
Recipe
Raleigh St. C on May 15, 2018
need it
Derik G on May 7, 2018
Reviews

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Nicely packaged and in good shape
March 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
like it
works as expected to enhance body and foam stability.
January 28, 2018
Purchased
4 months 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
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
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
Nice
Fresh grain. Word of advice - DON'T use too much.
May 3, 2014
Perfect for almost any brew
This malt won't overpower your brew/flavor but can add significant quality to the finished product. A regular in most IPAs I've brewed.
May 2, 2014
Hey Jack
Hey Hey what can I say. It is Carapils and it seems fresh. It adds to body mouthfeel and head retention. Just don't do what I did one time and add to much on a whim. :>)
May 1, 2014