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Offline chezteth

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bopils and carapils
« on: January 04, 2014, 09:51:03 AM »
I know that carapils has been discussed at length here and what carapils is used for. However, several recipes I have looked at for a bopils are simple yet call for approx. 5% carapils. Is it really necessary to use carapils in a bopils? If not would you do something different in the process to account for it?

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Brandon

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Re: bopils and carapils
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 10:38:43 AM »
I know that carapils has been discussed at length here and what carapils is used for. However, several recipes I have looked at for a bopils are simple yet call for approx. 5% carapils. Is it really necessary to use carapils in a bopils? If not would you do something different in the process to account for it?

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Brandon
I'd use a little vienna malt instead.  Or get the slight increase in color and malt flavor by doing decoctions.
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Re: bopils and carapils
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 12:48:01 PM »
Thanks Jeff. I think I will do a decoction. I haven't used carapils in several years and don't want to start now. :-D

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Re: bopils and carapils
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 01:24:45 PM »
Thanks Jeff. I think I will do a decoction. I haven't used carapils in several years and don't want to start now. :-D
I had good luck using 95% Pils malt and 5% Munich with a triple decoction.
All saaz hops and 860 Helles yeast.  I split the batch with half using 800 Pils yeast but liked the Helles better.
I cut my well water with distilled water to get close to the Pilsen water report.
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Re: bopils and carapils
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 02:58:47 PM »
If its for body then mash higher. If its for head retention then you aren't using enough hops :)

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