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cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 08:47
by krazypara3165
Are the two the same thing or different?

Sounds like a daft question but thought I should ask......

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 09:21
by jkp
Have you seen Brupaks Grain Guide.

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 09:32
by krazypara3165
Cheers! i had not!

It appears the two are different!

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 09:38
by jkp
Different, but similar. Perhaps Carapils gives less caramel and sweetness, but bother provide body and head retention.

These pages are also useful,
http://www.brew.is/files/malt.html
http://homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Malts_Chart

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 09:48
by krazypara3165
Some great resources there!

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:38
by AltonAnt
This grain substitution guide is useful too - http://www.brew.is/files/malt.html

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:53
by KevinS
I've been looking into this recently as well as one of my beers was lacking in body. My brief bit of research seemed to show that carapils provided very little flavour but aided with body and head retention.

Its interesting to see it as a substitute for Crystal 10 in the grain substitution chart, as it seems it is largely used as dextrine malt (also included in the substitution chart with carapils).

I have seen some say they dislike the use of carapils, as the effect could be easily had by increasing the mash temperature and so it almost seems like an easy way out - but if its works for Piny the Elder, thats good enough for me :)

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:54
by robwalker
Carapils kicks out loads of dextrines to increase body and head retention (which can translate as sweetness) but it's pale. Caramalt is a very light crystal.

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 13:32
by krazypara3165
All good stuff, I was debating substituting it for caramalt in my pilsner but for the sake of £1.50 i may as well throw it in with my order :)

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 21:20
by ockelford
krazypara3165 wrote:Are the two the same thing or different?

Sounds like a daft question but thought I should ask......



Found this.....

http://beerandbrewing.com/Vaf53CkAACoAr ... stood-malt

A very interesting read!

Re: cara pils, caramalt?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 23:10
by Pjam
You've also got CaraAmber, Caramunich, Carared, Cara rye, Carafa and one I'll be using in tomorrows brew ...... Cara hell :twisted: