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Carafoam is Fermentable

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Dr. Francois

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I did an experiment to determine if Carafoam really just adds non-fermentable body-building dextrines or if it fully fermentable.

Recipe:

6 lbs (60%) Rahr 2 Row
4 lbs (40%) Weyermann Carafoam

Mashed-in to rest at 153 for 45 minutes.
Mash-out at 170.

60 minute boil. Four hop additions at 60, 15, 5, and 2.

OG 1.046
FG 1.010

My conclusion: Weyermann Carafoam is highly convertable and fermentable.

I'm not sure if the same is true of Briess Carapils.
 

BigEd

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I couldn't find the information on the Weyermann website but I believe the CaraFoam malt has some elements of base malt in that it contains unconverted starch and enzymes.
 
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