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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part of recipe
Norm B on Jul 23, 2019
It's an essential grain for my red ale.
Eddie M on Jun 22, 2019
part of recipe
Norm B on Jul 23, 2019
mark a b on Jul 19, 2019
It's an essential grain for my red ale.
Eddie M on Jun 22, 2019
steve m on Jun 20, 2019
foam baby!
Jake R on Jun 15, 2019
Barry Holbrook on Jun 10, 2019
For head retention
Steve B on Jun 4, 2019
Mario S on Jun 1, 2019
Nick D on May 30, 2019
Assists in head retention
John K. on May 29, 2019
Head retention
Scott J on May 27, 2019
Excellent for Scottish Ale
Lloyd M on May 27, 2019
brad e on May 25, 2019
Cep on May 23, 2019
Derik G on May 21, 2019
John J on May 13, 2019
Brewing a summer Ale
richard r on May 8, 2019
use for mouth feel and head retention
Ben B on May 6, 2019
Adds body
David S on May 2, 2019
A substitute
Robert P on Apr 30, 2019
Recipe component
Mary P on Apr 21, 2019
Shane A B on Apr 11, 2019
to make delicious beer
Day I on Apr 9, 2019
For a certain recipe I brew.
Ronnie M on Apr 1, 2019
For an Amber Ale
drew m on Mar 27, 2019
per recipe
Salvatore F on Mar 22, 2019
Michael M on Mar 21, 2019
called for by recipe
Chris H on Mar 19, 2019
Used before
DALE M on Mar 9, 2019
West coast ipa
Walter j on Mar 8, 2019
Can't just have pilsner and 2 row
David price on Mar 5, 2019
had a 5 star rating
Henry F K on Feb 26, 2019
great for retention
Jeffrey James A on Feb 20, 2019
Making a German Pilsner
Matt H on Feb 11, 2019
For head retention and it's hard to get at MLHBS
Andrew O on Feb 8, 2019
Adds body to the beer and a slight malty sweetness.
Douglas M on Feb 5, 2019
Head retention
Jonathan Vermillion on Jan 30, 2019
Head retention
Adam Thompson on Jan 26, 2019
Add body to the beer
KATHLEEN C on Jan 19, 2019
jeremy j w on Jan 18, 2019
to add a thicker head
Steven T on Jan 15, 2019
General malt
Charles M on Jan 4, 2019
Was in recipe
PAUL C on Jan 1, 2019
Body mouth feel
Eric G on Dec 31, 2018
new recipe
Wilbert D on Dec 18, 2018
Better price
Christopher Ryan H on Dec 18, 2018
Making Heady Topper Clone
Lou C on Dec 17, 2018
Supplies to brew in Africa
Nathan C on Dec 3, 2018
always keep on hand for head retention
Ben B on Nov 28, 2018
Coffee Stout
Gary J on Nov 21, 2018
mark a b on Jul 19, 2019
steve m on Jun 20, 2019

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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
3 months ago
On the way to Yuengling clone
May 5, 2019
1 year ago
Nicely packaged and in good shape
March 24, 2018
1 year ago
like it
works as expected to enhance body and foam stability.
January 28, 2018
1 year 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
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
Fresh grain. Word of advice - DON'T use too much.
May 3, 2014