Post Number: 31
|Posted on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 02:35 pm: ||
While searching for a bulk price for maltodextrin I found this carbo gain at a healthfood store, which is mentioned to 100% maltodextrin, for 7lbs at 12$
it seems to be a better bargain than one that is packaged for the homebrewer. any one ever use this?
and also on a nother posting i saw it mentioned adding while bottling, would this give beer body post boil, if you found the beer too thin?
Post Number: 316
|Posted on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 04:28 pm: ||
Yes, you can add it post boil to add body. 7 lbs seems like a lot of maltodextrin but I never use it.
Post Number: 32
|Posted on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 04:31 pm: ||
Well bulk is cheaper but only need usually 8oz per 5 gal batch
Post Number: 545
|Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 04:37 am: ||
Paul, malto-dextrin does add some body, but also adds a slick mouthfeel that is a little unnatural. It would be better to just mash at a higher temp, or, if you are an extract brewer, use a couple # of an extract that is known to be high in unfermentables, like Laaglander.
Post Number: 666
|Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 04:48 am: ||
I recommend tasting your beer before bottling. If you think it is thin, add 4 oz of malto dextrin and taste again. Add the other 4 oz if you still think it is thin. If after 8 oz, it still isn't thick enough for you,get your head examined.