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EamusCatuli

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What are Carapils? I see them in some recipes bt im not sure what they are exactly. I think I narrowed it down to an ingredient that boosts ABV. Dont know if that right tho....:confused:
 

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"Carapils (or Cara-pils, according to who the maltser is) is a type of malt in a family of 'Cara' malts that are manufactured with a modified kilning process to produce, among other products, an unfermentable carbohydrate chain called dextrin. Dextrin is an unfermentable carbohydrate that adds mouthfeel and foam stability to a finished beer when employed in reasonably small amounts. Carapils is so-name becasue the base malt and kilning style is the same as that of a light, pilsner malt."
 

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