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Old 12-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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I know that both protein and dextrins contribute to body/mouth feel and foam stability. What is the difference between the two? Is there an advantage using carapils over flaked wheat and vise versa?


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In the science sense, proteins are comprised of "strings" of amino acids while dextrins are "strings" of starch molecules. The advantages I would see would be recipe specific. I personally find carapils to be more "neutral" than using something like a flaked grain. I also find that flaked oatmeal and flaked barley contribute more to the mouthfeel than a carapils would.

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