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Replacement for CaraVienna?
« on: October 29, 2015, 09:43:24 AM »
Stocking up on some specialty malts and apparently Weyermann is no longer making their ~20 SRM CaraVienna malt. Anyone know if CaraRed is the same stuff rebranded, or at least something comparable? Any other thoughts on a replacement? I'll update if Weyermann gets back to me.
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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 09:52:28 AM »
I've been under the impression that Dingemans Cara 20 is their Caravienne.

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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 09:54:37 AM »
I've been under the impression that Dingemans Cara 20 is their Caravienne.

Cara20 is a nice malt. It is Dingemans CaraVienna.

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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 10:34:22 AM »
I have used MFB Caravienne quite a bit and find it a very nice malt. Recommended.

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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 11:20:41 AM »
Another +1 to Dingemanns Cara20.  Good stuff.
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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 11:22:54 AM »
Carared is different.  I sub regular old C20.
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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2015, 12:34:05 PM »
i use quite often and like carared . nice color, body, and malt aroma contribution without over powering...rich and less sweet.
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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2015, 02:52:04 AM »
I love Caravienne malt. I'm not familar with Carared or other brands version of Caravienne. I needed .75 lb of Caravienne in a recipe once and the LHBS was out so I subbed .5 lb of C-20 and a .25 lb of Honey malt. To me Caravienne isn't just some C-20, it has a slight toasty sweetness, which is where I thought the Honey malt might come in to play well. It worked out ok. It would be like trying to sub Crystal for Caramunich, that is another rather unique malt.

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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2015, 07:24:58 AM »
Thanks for all the input. It looks like my options for the time being (other than Briess) are the CaraRed and Chateau CaraRuby, so I guess I'll try both out and go from there.
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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2015, 08:23:25 AM »
Castle renamed all their malts in the past year or so. The CaraRuby may simply be their new name for CaraVienne.
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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2015, 08:29:44 AM »
Castle renamed all their malts in the past year or so. The CaraRuby may simply be their new name for CaraVienne.

Doubt it.  Cararuby has been around a long time.  Oakshire has been using it for years.
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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2015, 08:36:28 AM »

Thanks for all the input. It looks like my options for the time being (other than Briess) are the CaraRed and Chateau CaraRuby, so I guess I'll try both out and go from there.

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Re: Replacement for CaraVienna?
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2015, 11:13:43 AM »
I've been under the impression that Dingemans Cara 20 is their Caravienne.

Yes.  I think this would be your best sub.