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Old 05-02-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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i was just doing some research on malt before brewing my second batch, and i came across a source that said that carapils malt needs another malt to break down the starches.

i just bought 3 lbs of grain label simply "pilsner" from the LHBS and im worried, am i going to have to go get another malt to mash with this, or should i be ok?


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Old 05-02-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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Pilsner malt should have plenty of diastatic power to self-convert but carapils is a different malt all together. Carapils does not have any diastatic power and so must be mashed or steeped in order to extract its goodness.


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Old 05-02-2009, 01:54 PM   #4
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Pilsner malt should have plenty of diastatic power to self-convert but carapils is a different malt all together. Carapils does not have any diastatic power and so must be mashed or steeped in order to extract its goodness.
how do i tell all i have is a plastic bag with "pilsner" written in sharpy...
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:17 PM   #5
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Did you ask for Pilsner, or did you ask for Carapils?

Or call your LHBS if it was recently and ask.


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Old 05-02-2009, 03:21 PM   #6
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Chew a few grains. Carapils is really hard, like you would worry about any fillings you might have. Pilsner you would have no trouble chewing.

 
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:08 PM   #7
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Oh, I"m sorry I misunderstood your question- I thought you were asking if pilsner and carapils could be mashed together.

If your bag says "Pilsner" on it, I would bet that it's not CaraPils, one of the brand names for dextrine malt.

As the others say, taste it. Pilsner malt is chewy, not hard.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:50 AM   #8
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jsut the kind of answer i was looking for,its pilsner malt


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