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Offline scrap iron

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Carafa chocolate 1
« on: November 26, 2011, 09:22:38 AM »
I was brewing a Red Ale the other day, all grain,and as I started the sparge I seen that it needed a little more color. I had some Carafa 1 handy so I just added a small amount  to the top of the mash during the fly sparge without milling it.This worked well, adding more red color without any roast flavor. I normally mill it, but with it being huskless is it really necessary?

I usually mill and add the roast grains at the end of the mash.So, my question is, how do you use the huskless grains?

       
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Re: Carafa chocolate 1
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 09:43:53 AM »
I thought only Carafa Special was dehusked?  It depends on what I'm wanting from the grain, I normally mill into the blend and mash when I want the roast and chocolate flavor in something like a porter. I have added prior to runoff before for color like you did.
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Re: Carafa chocolate 1
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011, 01:06:43 PM »
Tom,you're right ,looking at Weyermann's web site it does say special in the dehusked description. My LHBS just calls it Carafa 1 but it is the dehusked type.

This was the first time I used it in adding color and without milling first.I have used Black Malt for color adjustments in the past but don't keep it around much. Thanks for the reply. Mike.
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Re: Carafa chocolate 1
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011, 05:51:02 PM »
Without the husks bing roasted the grain is smoother.  When I first started I steeped my specialty grains a time or two without milling and it worked OK.  Obviously you'll get much better extraction by crushing.
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