cara pils ?

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ron,ar

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What exactly is cara pils/dextrine and what is it used for? Is there another name for it?
Also, is there another hop that can substitute for Centenial hops?
 

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Provides unfermentables to improve head retention and give the body(mouth-feel) in the beer.
Could use cascade or chinook..
 

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Centennial is a pretty unique hop; difficult to substitute. A blend of Amarillo and Cascade might get you reasonably close.

CaraPils (not to be confused with Caramel Pils), also known as dextrin malt or the very closely related CaraFoam, adds unfermentable sugars (dextrins) to the beer that boost head retention and mouthfeel without contributing a lot of flavor. Usually about 8 oz per 5 gallons do the trick. It's also used in larger quantities for brewing very low-alcohol beers.
 
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