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Offline cempt1

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carafa malt question
« on: September 30, 2014, 08:19:40 pm »
I ordered ingredients for a winter saison recipe I found on the homebrewers association website.  Grain bill called for:
11.5 lb Belgian pilsner malt
.6 lb crystal120L
1 lb Munich malt
.4 lb Vienna malt
.4 lb wheat malt
.25 lb carafa malt
.5 turbinado sugar (not a grain I know)
5.5 gal batch

As I was ordering, I was also finishing a nice Belgian Abbey that weighed in at 10 percent ABV...  I inadvertently ordered carafa special 2 instead.  Will this have a significant impact on the finished beer with just a quarter pound or is it mainly going to add color?  I haven't used either grains before.

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Re: carafa malt question
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 07:47:24 am »
Carafa Special is  dehusked and will not add harsh flavors.

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Re: carafa malt question
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 08:12:51 pm »
I'd think that Carafa Special II is precisely the grain you'd want for this beer. You should be fine.
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