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Old 09-30-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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Simple question...

Since Carapils technically does not add any flavor, what would be the harm in including it in every recipe just to aid in production and rentention of a healthy head?

I know it may mess with the SRM a bit but that is really not a concern for me.

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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Let me qualify this question...

I would not apply this method to beers which typically do not have a healthy head (i.e. a cream stout).

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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Not every recipe needs it. But there are plenty of people who do put it in most recipes.

But keep in mind that it also adds some body. So it is best kept out of already full bodied beers.

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Old 09-30-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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I'm thinkin of doing the same thing with maybe some carahell or carafoam so IMO its a good idea

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Old 09-30-2011, 03:12 PM   #5
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I throw a little bit of wheat into almost everything I brew.

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Old 09-30-2011, 03:16 PM   #6
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I throw a little bit of wheat into almost everything I brew.
+1 - This works for me.
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I throw a little bit of wheat into almost everything I brew.
Requires a protein rest or don't bother? (FYI...I BiaB).

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Requires a protein rest or don't bother? (FYI...I BiaB).

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Not needed for a small amount of malted wheat, just adds a bit of head thickness and retention. (I BIAB too!)
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