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Old 10-14-2006, 05:14 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by boo boo
This is what I think also
Does unconverted starch mean that I won't get the full "head retention/body adding" effects of the carapils?

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Old 10-14-2006, 05:39 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by puravida286
Does unconverted starch mean that I won't get the full "head retention/body adding" effects of the carapils?
nope. it just means you won't get fermentable sugar.... it rasies both OG and FG.


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Old 10-14-2006, 08:53 PM   #13
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And a lot of starch usually means cloudy beer.
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Old 10-15-2006, 12:50 PM   #14
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Can't you add dextrose to your boil instead of using Carapils?
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:42 PM   #15
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I think that the carapils is "stewed" to converd starch to dextrins before kilning. For htis reason you should not get too much unconverted starch and should be able to steep it. This is the article Walker referenced and where I am drawing this conclusion from. I could however, be very, very wrong. It happens all the time Also, dextrose is glucose is corn sugar, so adding dextrose will only add fermentables

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