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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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Part of recipe
Casey D on Oct 4, 2022
This is for carbohydrate replacement while cycling. Not for my beer.
Bill Bovatsek on Jul 13, 2022
Part of recipe
Casey D on Oct 4, 2022
Want to increase alcohol content.
Chad Gebhardt on Sep 20, 2022
This is for carbohydrate replacement while cycling. Not for my beer.
Bill Bovatsek on Jul 13, 2022
to add smooth texture
Robert A. A on Jul 6, 2022
Quality item
Patrick S on May 25, 2022
Best Price
David L on Apr 7, 2022
I like this to get a full head and head retention
Mark E W on Apr 1, 2022
I use maltodextrin to add body to my homemade soda.
RICHARD G. on Mar 23, 2022
To add body and head retention to extract brews without the bother of partial mashing grains.
Nicholas C on Mar 17, 2022
In recipe
Richard D on Mar 9, 2022
reviews say it improves the beer
David Fullen on Feb 11, 2022
reviews say it improves the beer
David Fullen on Feb 11, 2022
Great in an Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Peter Place on Jan 22, 2022
Stout
Richard S on Jan 11, 2022
cycling
Ki S on Jan 11, 2022
Recipe requirement
Robert F S on Jan 1, 2022
I use maltodextrin for making homemade carbohydrate drinks for cycling
Chris E on Dec 4, 2021
For milk stout
Richard M on Nov 24, 2021
For increased viscosity and mouthfeel in cider
Malachy C on Oct 21, 2021
cheapest malto I could find
Michael H on Sep 21, 2021
Reasonable price that would ship for free.
John H on Sep 10, 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 Davis 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
Want to increase alcohol content.
Chad Gebhardt on Sep 20, 2022
to add smooth texture
Robert A. A on Jul 6, 2022
Would maltodextrin be suitable to back sweeten cider?
Walter Erb on Jul 2, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe that it is appropriate for back sweetening. I have skat preferred to set aside a small portion ( up to 20% of batch volume) of the original juice used to add at the end. It more closely matches the flavor profile of the cider.
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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Rated 5 out of 5
Great for cycling
Mixed with some Kool-Aid, a few electrolytes and some stevia to give a tad of sweetness it seems to make a great inexpensive drink mix for cycling to replace energy lost while cycling at higher power output.
August 3, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
1 year 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
over 3 years ago