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Paul Tackmann
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Username: Brew4all

Post Number: 31
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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?
 

JimTanguay
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Username: Pizzaman

Post Number: 316
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 04:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, you can add it post boil to add body. 7 lbs seems like a lot of maltodextrin but I never use it.
 

Paul Tackmann
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Username: Brew4all

Post Number: 32
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Monday, November 08, 2004 - 04:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well bulk is cheaper but only need usually 8oz per 5 gal batch
tnx
 

Dave Witt
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Username: Davew

Post Number: 545
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 04:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 666
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 04:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.

Dan Listermann