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Carapils (Dextrin)

Type: Grain (Barley)
Category: Caramel Malt

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The original Carapils Malt is a unique, dextrine-style malt that consistently increases foam, improves head retention and enhances mouthfeel without adding flavor or color to your beer. Use up to 5% for increased body, foam retention, and beer stability in any beer style.

Carapils (Dextrin) is not a generic product, and is trademarked by it's owners.

Beer Styles Using: Pilsners, Pale Lagers

Commercial Examples: Breiss Carapils, Dingmans Belgian Cara 8 Pils Malt, Weyerman CaraFoam

Carapils (Dextrin) Brewing Values

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Carapils (Dextrin) over the years. Each manufacturer can have slightly different qualities, so these ranges are based on a combination and average.

SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM values indicate a pale straw color while higher values mean the style should have a darker color. Learn more »
1-2 SRM
(1 - 2° Lovibond)
Diastatic Power
Diastatic power (DP) is a measurement of a malted grain's enzymes, which are responsible for converting the grain's starches into sugar during mashing.
PPG measures the maximum starting gravity (SG) of the fermentable in points/pound/gallon. This can differ based on your mash efficiency and the amount of wort collected.
33 ppg
(1.033 SG)
Batch Max
Certain grains and adjuncts should only be used below a maximum percentage of the grain bill. Exceeding this can cause off flavors or poor mash efficiency.

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