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bigljd 11-10-2011 03:04 PM

Diff between Cara-pils and Caramel pils
Anyone know the difference between Caramel Pils (SRM 8)



Cara-pils (SRM 2)

I'm guessing different maltsters and that the Caramel Pils is kilned a bit warmer or longer to get the darker SRM?

Edit: I accidentally ordered Caramel pils instead of Carpils for my last blonde ale recipe - it came out good but I'm just wondering what the difference in flavor would be between the two malts.


scottland 11-10-2011 04:15 PM

Carapils aka dextrine malt doesn't contribute any noticeable caramel flavour. It addes dextrines which add head retention and body.

Caramel pils is more of a typical caramel malt. Think of it as a little bit lighter than Crystal 10. It's going to have a very soft and faint caramel flavor. I wouldn't expect a big impact from the switch up, unless it's 10% or more of the grain bill.

bigljd 11-10-2011 06:29 PM

Good to know. Thanks

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