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Maltodextrin

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Give your homebrew that refining touch.

Adding Maltodextrin to your extract brew will help you fine-tune the body and mouthfeel without affecting the flavor. The Maltodextrin molecule is a chain of sugars between 4 and 20 dextrose units in length. That means it is only 3% fermentable by brewer's yeast, and so will contribute body to the finished beer. It is naturally present in all finished beers, up to 6% by weight, but the grains that yield it in All Grain brews don’t respond well to steeping in extract batches.

Our maltodextrin is composed of .5% dextrose, 2.5% Maltose, 3.5% maltotriose, 93.5% higher saccharides, and is made from corn. It is often also referred to as Dextrin or Dextrine Powder.

Add to the wort at the same time as the extracts.

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Brian A M on Jun 29, 2021
Gonna make magic
Kyle P on Jun 22, 2021
Recipe
Brian A M on Jun 29, 2021
I need more than 1 lb and less than 50 lb.
David L M on Jun 22, 2021
Gonna make magic
Kyle P on Jun 22, 2021
Nice adjunct for mouth feel for my cream ale.
Tom K on Jun 17, 2021
Root beer
Timothy L on May 19, 2021
fermentation
stephen g on May 18, 2021
No beer here, make your own endurance fuel and save $$!
derek j on Apr 17, 2021
A recipe calls for it
Neil D on Mar 14, 2021
i love it
GrdgG. on Mar 9, 2021
It's 1/3rd the price of identical "supplement" powders for endurance workouts
Mike C on Feb 25, 2021
A little Malto in IPAs gives a smoothness to the beer
KEN T on Feb 17, 2021
Moving on up to my own recipes!
Dean H on Jan 23, 2021
It's what the recipe called for.
Walter j on Jan 22, 2021
I WANTED THE MOUTH FEAL FOR MY LAGER BEER
Jake W on Jan 5, 2021
use it all the time to add easy full mouth feel and use it in my gluten free beers
Thomas K on Nov 21, 2020
Previously used with good results
Meng L on Nov 13, 2020
For a beer recipe
Jerry L on Nov 13, 2020
add to brew
Robert A on Oct 12, 2020
stout ingredient
Charles J on Aug 14, 2020
To make sour mead
Elliot M on Aug 7, 2020
Reasonable price relative to other online vendors
Mr Andrew O on Jul 28, 2020
extract brew
Henry H on Jul 22, 2020
To make the Black is Beautiful beer!
Khadi T on Jul 15, 2020
Used before - good results
Dennis B on Jul 13, 2020
It's all about the mouthfeel, baby!
Wiley L on May 26, 2020
Adds body
Chris Marshall on May 26, 2020
Better beer
Steven C J on May 3, 2020
added mouthfeel for a stout
Ronald K on May 2, 2020
add body to a beer
david m on Apr 22, 2020
Ingredient for a stout
Matthew S on Apr 17, 2020
Used in 3 recipes I brew
Alan Gregg on Apr 14, 2020
Recipe calls for this ingredient
Art S on Mar 31, 2020
To make gluten free beer
Valued C on Mar 26, 2020
Brett food
Jason Fuller on Feb 13, 2020
i needs it
Joe V on Feb 1, 2020
Gluten free beers
Ken Orner on Jan 15, 2020
Want a little more body and mouthfeel.
John K on Oct 14, 2019
boost
Peter F on Jul 17, 2019
better mouth feel in lighter beers
todd on Mar 11, 2019
mouth feel
KEN T on Mar 9, 2019
Recipe called for it
Kevin B on Jan 8, 2019
For my NE IPA recipe
Michael Jaumotte on Jan 4, 2019
I need more than 1 lb and less than 50 lb.
David L M on Jun 22, 2021
Nice adjunct for mouth feel for my cream ale.
Tom K on Jun 17, 2021
Confused about the description above. Brewing an extract kit from Brewers Best that requires steeping of some grains. Should I be able to use MD for this extract recipe that calls for steeping? The above reads that MD does not respond well to AG. Not sure where an extract with steeping grains is categorized, still an extract or AG?
Rob Pecor on Oct 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: When using specialty grains and extract we call that simply "Extract with specialty grains" or even just "extract". You can always add maltodextrin or any other powdered sugar to any batch you are making. Typically you won't using thickeners like this with an all-grain brew because you have the ability, through the mashing process, to determine how much unfermentable sugar remains. It is always good to have both Maltodextrin and Corn Sugar around just in case you miss a gravity or want to tweak the gravity of the beer.
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Great for runners
Maltodextrin is the main ingredient in running gels, used because it's a tasteless form of glucose (eg 80% maltodextrin, 20% fructose). However, buying maltodextrin in bulk and mixing your own potions costs just one fifth as much as gels, per calorie.
May 10, 2021
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3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Used for a great GF IPA!
One of the ingredients used to make a GF IPA. No one has detected it is a GF brew.
September 21, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago