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Offline SleepySamSlim

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How much Cara-Pils/Dextrine - Cream Ale
« on: December 20, 2009, 12:30:26 PM »
I'm doing a cream ale for my wife (she enjoys drinking beer but wants something lighter to have around) and I want to make sure its got a little body to it. I my recipe I've got   0.25lb which is 3.33% in the grain bill. Is that enough to make a difference ?   The SG range is 1.042 - 1.055  .... Or would i just be better pushing the SG range up near the maximum.

I'm doing a partial mash version of the NorthenBrewer Cream ale kit recipe

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Re: How much Cara-Pils/Dextrine - Cream Ale
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2009, 06:35:31 PM »
My first brew was a cream ale and it included 0.5lb of carapils.  It was very nice.  I did cut the hops in half.  The recipe called for 2oz of Cascade ( 7.5% ) which was an ibu of about 40 something.  I cut it back to 18 and everyone enjoyed it.
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Re: How much Cara-Pils/Dextrine - Cream Ale
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 07:01:49 PM »
I'd think .25lb would be just about right for a 5gal batch of blond.

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Re: How much Cara-Pils/Dextrine - Cream Ale
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2009, 08:02:08 PM »
Thanks gents

one for .5lb     one for .25lb       

I'll shmoo that to .38lb


As to IBUs    should be between 12 - 18  -- I'm using 1oz of MtHood
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Re: How much Cara-Pils/Dextrine - Cream Ale
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 11:31:05 AM »
I'd use half a pound.