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.  


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Darrell B on Mar 4, 2023
Gives body to IPA
Joshua G on Feb 23, 2023
Darrell B on Mar 4, 2023
For the next brew
Jed r H on Feb 27, 2023
Gives body to IPA
Joshua G on Feb 23, 2023
Need it for my recipe
Denise R on Feb 22, 2023
Making a special beer
James M on Feb 22, 2023
Head retention
Michael V on Feb 22, 2023
Part of recipe
James P on Feb 17, 2023
Mike R on Feb 9, 2023
trying to add body to my pineapple flavored beer
Anthony L on Feb 7, 2023
Citra Double IPA (clone) - Kern River Brewing Company
Rigoberto D on Feb 4, 2023
Works great without color or caramel taste.
Stephen L on Feb 3, 2023
like it
Tom & Lisa Y on Jan 30, 2023
I like Briess malt
Chris M on Jan 27, 2023
Making an IPA
Shaun DeHart on Jan 22, 2023
For making beer???
Charles M on Jan 21, 2023
Add mouth feel
Jerry G on Jan 6, 2023
It's what the recipe called for
kevin h on Jan 5, 2023
irish red
Tim P on Jan 3, 2023
Head retention
Ryan D on Dec 30, 2022
make beer
Trenton B on Dec 16, 2022
Head retention
Terry Murphree on Dec 13, 2022
Good ingredient
Joe M on Dec 7, 2022
Need it
Benjamin V on Dec 1, 2022
I like the fullness it brings to the Ales
Joseph P on Nov 24, 2022
Belgian quad
Devin Eide on Nov 15, 2022
Light American beer has more foam and head. .5 lb per brew does this
Charles O on Nov 14, 2022
Frequent use
Andrew S on Nov 10, 2022
American Ale ingredients
James C on Nov 9, 2022
brewing this weekend
Brandon C on Oct 25, 2022
For a brew
Charles F on Oct 19, 2022
Need more middle notes.
Eric Steadle on Oct 10, 2022
Price and availability
NHSUBVET on Oct 4, 2022
head retention
David P on Oct 3, 2022
to mash
DANIEL SCOTT B on Oct 1, 2022
For an Oktoberfest recipe
Valued C on Sep 30, 2022
Prior use
Steven H on Sep 24, 2022
Recipe uses this grain
James P on Sep 21, 2022
Rusty on Sep 14, 2022
michael h on Sep 7, 2022
recipe oktoberfest
john k on Sep 5, 2022
I use it all the time
Ross W on Sep 1, 2022
Barbara G on Aug 18, 2022
Making a Red Ale
Jeremy W on Aug 8, 2022
summer ale
richard ruggiero on Aug 2, 2022
Head retention
steve m on Jul 31, 2022
For head retention in the beer.
Adam R on Jul 25, 2022
1/2 lb of this is great for head retention
Lloyd M on Jul 19, 2022
good for a change from other foam retainers
frank g on Jul 16, 2022
Recipe Ingredient
James K on Jul 11, 2022
Reliable MFR and a fit for my recipe.
Jason P on Jul 11, 2022
For the next brew
Jed r H on Feb 27, 2023
Need it for my recipe
Denise R on Feb 22, 2023

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Rated 5 out of 5
Happy with grain
Great product , brewing today
Pale ale
Pale ale
November 18, 2021
over 6 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
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
On the way to Yuengling clone
May 5, 2019
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nicely packaged and in good shape
March 24, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
like it
works as expected to enhance body and foam stability.
January 28, 2018
over 6 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
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 5 out of 5
Fresh grain. Word of advice - DON'T use too much.
May 3, 2014