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Chris Gilbert

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I'm brewing my first batch and was hoping to tackle a New England IPA recipe I found. It called for about 6% Carapils. The problem is I order everything online in 1lb increments and when I picked it up, everything was ground and combined in one bag. So the ground combination is about 11% Carapils. Will it be ok or should I pick up more Pale Ale 2-Row to balance it out?

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Pale Ale 2-Row 84.7%
Flaked Oats 9.4%
Carapils 5.9%
 
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Carapils supposedly has no flavor but is there to add body or increase the final gravity. You might get a beer that is more "chewy" but otherwise not change the flavor of the beer.

Carapils is usually included in making wort extract. Since I have been all grain brewing I choose the mash temp to get the unfermentable sugars instead of adding Carapils.
 

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It will just give your beer a heaviness you would not otherwise have. I wouldn't worry about it really.
 
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Carapils supposedly has no flavor but is there to add body or increase the final gravity. You might get a beer that is more "chewy" but otherwise not change the flavor of the beer.

Carapils is usually included in making wort extract. Since I have been all grain brewing I choose the mash temp to get the unfermentable sugars instead of adding Carapils.
Thanks for the tip.
 
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