Carapils Malt - Briess Malting

Carapils Malt - Briess Malting

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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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Love it
Eric L on Jan 22, 2022
Recipe requirement
Robert F S on Jan 1, 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
Need it
Kenneth S on Nov 27, 2021
Brewing resupply
Dennis on Nov 24, 2021
Rick E L on Nov 19, 2021
Pale Ale!
Ward K Toby on Nov 17, 2021
creamy head
John S on Nov 2, 2021
Arnie L on Oct 15, 2021
specific recipe
Gary P on Oct 10, 2021
A must have for head retention
Ernesto T on Oct 8, 2021
great product
Toby Gillespie on Oct 8, 2021
makes beer
carl a p on Sep 23, 2021
Experimenting with adding body/mouthfeel to my Chocolate Porter.
Bob P on Sep 22, 2021
richard r on Sep 18, 2021
Great product
Aron Thomas M on Sep 16, 2021
A recipe I'm developing
Mitchell D on Sep 11, 2021
Experimenting with head retention
Valued C on Aug 31, 2021
To brew a belgian tripel
Stuart S on Aug 18, 2021
for a recipe
Kurt H on Aug 12, 2021
Head retention
Marc G on Aug 6, 2021
Tim S on Jul 28, 2021
Makes a great pale ale
Mac L on Jul 21, 2021
michael torres on Jul 13, 2021
In the recipe
Douglas H on Jul 10, 2021
for a porter recipe
Valued C on Jul 9, 2021
Recipe called for it
Tim on Jul 8, 2021
brewing partner told me to for Pliney recipe.
Paul H on Jun 24, 2021
previous order - great taste
Derek E. W on Jun 21, 2021
Blonde ale addition, didn't have a mill
Matt K on Jun 16, 2021
head retention
Sean J on Jun 16, 2021
Good to have around
Curtis A on Jun 2, 2021
Rick W on Jun 2, 2021
Pale ale
Bryan N on May 31, 2021
I need some
Kirk on May 29, 2021
Pale Ale!
Ward K Toby on May 26, 2021
makes beer
Gary K on May 25, 2021
Jeffrey M on May 15, 2021
Paul on May 10, 2021
Works great for head retention and I am out
Winfrey J on May 7, 2021
Always add a bit to my IPAs. 1 lb per 10 gallons. Adds a little mouth feel.
Joseph C on May 5, 2021
Need to wash my truck
Tim Chandler on May 5, 2021
Great for head retention and body
Bill Aurand on Apr 30, 2021
Best for head retention
Daniel John Y on Jan 22, 2022
always reliable
Pete T on Dec 30, 2021

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Happy with grain
Great product , brewing today
Pale ale
Pale ale
November 18, 2021
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
On the way to Yuengling clone
May 5, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nicely packaged and in good shape
March 24, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
like it
works as expected to enhance body and foam stability.
January 28, 2018
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
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