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Old 01-13-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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I have a porter recipe that I plan on brewing here real soon. The recipe calls for 8oz of maltodextrin. What is this? And is it necessary? Will a batch suffer if its not used?

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Old 01-13-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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MD is a non-fermentable sugar that provides body. The batch will suffer.

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Old 01-13-2007, 01:14 AM   #3
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Back when I first started I forgot to add the MD to a batch of creme stout. It tasted great, but it was watery and has no mouth feel.

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Ok thanks, when is the best time to add it?

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Toss it in the boil. As long as it boils for ten or fifteen mintutes, you're fine.

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If you brew a lot check out your local grocery/health/fitness food store. At HEB (grocery store) I got 5 lbs of maltodextrin for maybe $7. Its a complex carb that makes any beer you brew with it a good exercise recovery drink!

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