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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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Cloning beer
Ross J B on Aug 7, 2020
Head retention
Bill Aurand on Jul 24, 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
Helles
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
Good Price
Allen W on Jun 10, 2020
Pils smash
Blake on Jun 9, 2020
Foam/lace
Pete T on Jun 9, 2020
Trying something new recipe
Raul F on Jun 5, 2020
experimental brew day
Chris on Jun 4, 2020
Goes well with Pale Ale recipes and Citra hops
Michael V on Jun 4, 2020
need
John R on Jun 2, 2020
Specific recipe
Eric T on May 30, 2020
Trying get that IPA nice and dank
Valued C on May 30, 2020
Recipe ingredients
Kristen R on May 28, 2020
body
Steven P on May 28, 2020
Lager
Richard S on May 23, 2020
build the body
Brennan M on May 21, 2020
Good product, good head retention
Jeffrey A on May 19, 2020
I want to add a certain low level of body and depth of fkavor to a beer using pilsner malt.
Merlinus M on May 19, 2020
head retention
Timothy F on May 19, 2020
Next recipe calls for it
Michael V on May 16, 2020
Need it
james on May 14, 2020
i like the flavor
james b on May 14, 2020
Head retention and mouthfeel
Bill Aurand on May 12, 2020
Brewing an IPA
Fernando L on May 12, 2020
inventory for my home brewery
steven v on May 11, 2020
Quality
Nathan on May 11, 2020
IPA Standard
John H on May 5, 2020
color
Skott W on Apr 30, 2020
Accent in Pilsner
Tom M on Apr 29, 2020
all beers
William C on Apr 29, 2020
Guinness clone attempt
Vince on Apr 28, 2020
Add head retention and mouthfeel
Jeff D on Apr 28, 2020
Used before
James Ruane on Apr 24, 2020
good adjunct grain
Ryan P on Apr 21, 2020
Like head
Dane B on Jul 30, 2020
Stocking my supply
Valued C on Jul 24, 2020
Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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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
Purchased
1 year ago
On the way to Yuengling clone
May 5, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Nicely packaged and in good shape
March 24, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
like it
works as expected to enhance body and foam stability.
January 28, 2018
Purchased
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
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