Carafa II for Altbier - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Carafa II for Altbier

Thread Tools
Old 09-16-2013, 01:46 AM   #1
pstrohs's Avatar
Jan 2010
St Louis
Posts: 297
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts

I just purchased what I thought was Carafa Special II that I plan to use in an altbier. When I got home I realized that it was the regular Carafa II (husk intact). The recipe calls for 3oz in a 5 gal batch. Will I be fine with using what I have or should I buy the Carafa Special II? Thanks.
"Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right"

Keezer Build

Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
Nov 2008
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Posts: 744
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts

One way to get color without much roast is to add this Carafa II at sparging instead of mashing it. This will decrease the roast contribution. The other possibility is cold steeping it. Do either of these, & I think you'll be fine using it instead of the Carafa Special.
Currently On Draft: Bamberger Rauch Dunkel, Belgian Blond, Pilsener Urquell clone, Smoked Porter
Bottled: Concord Pyment, Mi'Apa Sparkling Mead, Chimay Blue, Old Simcoe American Barleywine, Old Cantankerous
Fermenting and Conditioning: Pseudo-Decoction Munich Dunkel, Left Hook Bitter
Recently Kicked Kegs: Fresh Hop Pale Ale, Citra Rye IPA
On Deck: Old Rasputin, Northstar IPA, Ur-bock Dunkel

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carafa II vs Carafa III SnakeAnthony6375 Recipes/Ingredients 19 06-25-2011 03:28 PM
Carafa I...please help GLWIII Recipes/Ingredients 3 01-16-2010 03:20 PM
Carafa III darknova306 Recipes/Ingredients 5 12-10-2009 02:34 PM
Carafa II - Altbier Question/Alternative Pappers_ Recipes/Ingredients 17 11-20-2009 09:56 PM
Carafa and Carafa Special cgruelle Recipes/Ingredients 3 10-07-2008 07:23 PM

Forum Jump