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Wreck

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Has anyone used Carafa? I'm curious what it's like and how it compares to choc or black malt?

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warrenlw63

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Wreck,

Carafa is dehusked and a lot more mellow in flavour than regular Choc, Roast Barley or Black Patent.

I usually like to throw in a small amount during the mashout/sparge to darken the colour of some beers with minimal flavour contribution.

Can recommend it if you don' t like overly-roasty stouts etc.

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Jovial_Monk

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not 100% correct, Warren

Carafa Special malts are dehusked/debittered

Carafa/Cspecial I is a choc malt equivalent
Carafa/Cspecial III is a black malt equivalent

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Actually Carafa is NOT dehusked - you need to get the CARAFA SPECIAL to get the dehusked variety, and yes it is a more mellow black/roasted/patent malt. We have both types available.

Keep an eye out for the new Malt Craft malt - "Chocolate Chit Malt" or more commonly called "Choc Chit". This roasted chitted malt (ie the acrospire has just emerged from the husk in the germination phase of malting) has a more mellow flavour not unlike the Carafa Special. Colour is 800 EBC.

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Jovial_Monk

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it would be nice if we had kilncoffee malt here, Wes

if you want to get just one sack I will buy it

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JM, Kilncoffee is a Belgian pale chocolate of about 450 EBC. Have you tried the TF Pale Chocolate? This is around 500 EBC and is described as giving a "smooth coffee flavour". I like it especially in a dark porter.

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Wreck

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Thanks guys.

I was thinking of using some for a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Maybe some cara-aroma as well.

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Wreck,

I've used both in a Belgian Strong Ale. They work well. :)

The beer even managed first prize in the Belgain spec. category at VicBrew 2002.

Oh, and G'day Wes, long time no hear. Missed your postings on Oz CB. :(

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Hi Warren, going to be at Mountain Goat tomorrow night for the monthly knees up if your around.

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Wes,

Making the voyage down South eh? Never been to the Goat guzzle. Most definitely on the to-do list. Unfortunately I'm entertaining tomorrow night. :(

Have a Hightail for me would ya. :chug:

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Jovial_Monk

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TF make a kilncoffee lookalike? Cool will order a sack next grain order.

What about Belg Caravienne? Belg Aromatic and Belg biscuit?

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wessmith said:
JM, Kilncoffee is a Belgian pale chocolate of about 450 EBC. Have you tried the TF Pale Chocolate? This is around 500 EBC and is described as giving a "smooth coffee flavour". I like it especially in a dark porter.

Wes.
I used TF Pale Choc Malt and Carafa Special in my Trough Lolly Porter - very nice roasted coffee flavours although I think I overdid it with 250g! A cold version of my Gaggia expresso's!!

Sort of "exam strength" beer:D

Cheers,
TL
 
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