Carared - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Carared

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
powderbock
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Inland Northwest
Posts: 78
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



So I've tried to do the research, but would like some input.
Carared 20L similar to crystal 20, or is is more similar to carafoam, with just more color.
Planning on brewing today and don't really want to go to the LHBS, but recipe calls for carafoam, and all I have is carared.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 06:38 PM   #2
LexusChris
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
LexusChris's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Orange County, CA, CA
Posts: 520
Liked 30 Times on 25 Posts


Carafoam is around 1-L color, whereas Carared is about 20-L in color.

So, they both perform the same job in terms of body/head retention. The Carared will just give you a slightly darker color.

I'd use the carared and save the trip!

--LexusChris

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
powderbock
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Inland Northwest
Posts: 78
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


That's what I figured as well, but have read some post's that equate it to crystal, imparting a carmal flavor as well as more color and head retention. Have crystal 60 in the recipe as well. Will give it a shot.
Actually used it in my last ESB recipe which tasted great going into secondary.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 12:22 AM   #4
dcp27
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Medford, MA
Posts: 4,125
Liked 125 Times on 121 Posts


So is caraRed just a darker version of cara-pils or does it actually lend some flavor?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 12:53 AM   #5
LexusChris
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
LexusChris's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Orange County, CA, CA
Posts: 520
Liked 30 Times on 25 Posts


My understanding is that Carared & Crystal 20 are made the same way, and yield the same results. A slight sweetness in addition to the extra color & head retention.
--LexusChris

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 02:02 AM   #6
KyleWolf
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Saint Louis, Missouri
Posts: 770
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts


I agree with lexusChris. My personal experience though, is that carared and c20 have 1 difference. c20 has a more brown color and carared has a well....red color. the "darkness" or lovibond may be the same, but the hue in my experience is quite different. I use carared to add a bit of color and sweetness to my saisons, it really puts an emphasis on the intense orange color.
__________________
Primary 1:NE IPA Style Saison
Primary 2: Raspberry Wheat
Primary 3: Typical Pale Ale
Up next: Lemon and Thyme Blonde

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sub for carared? Proetus Recipes/Ingredients 3 12-27-2009 04:03 PM
CaraRed hopsalot Recipes/Ingredients 11 05-05-2009 06:53 PM
Is Carared Just Crystal 20L... HenryHill Recipes/Ingredients 1 03-28-2009 07:15 PM
Carared question jacksonbrown Recipes/Ingredients 5 09-22-2008 11:01 PM
Carared banjopicker16 Recipes/Ingredients 4 05-20-2007 03:15 PM


Forum Jump