Originally Posted by Munkee915
I wanted to brew this this weekend, but couldnt find caramalt or golden promise. I got maris otter instead and I read that carapils was a good sub but i think i got the wrong kind (dextrine malt) and its already mixed into my grain bill. I can still get 1lb of crystal 10 and throw it in but will the carapils have an affect on the end product?
Carapils is much lighter and has much less flavor that the british caramalt I use in this recipe. Having said that, using carapils won't create a bad beer, it just wont have quite as much of that caramally toffee flavor and the beer may be slightly lighter in color. If you could find a british light or medium crystal, throwing in about a half a pound will help you get those flavors and that little bit of extra color. But just going with what you already have mixed up should be fine too.