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1fast636 01-23-2013 02:34 AM

might have a problem?
not a big one but i went into my LHBS today for the first time since i just found out about the place this weekend. really small but has a nice selection of stuff. i ask the guy for dextrose and he handed me a bag i bought and left with out even looking at it. i got home and noticed the lable says maltodextrin. Is this the same stuff or competly defferent. sorry for the noob question but guess its a learning day lol

fnord 01-23-2013 02:45 AM

completely different, maltodextrin is to add body and aid head retention and some residual sweetness. Dextrose is corn sugar and should be completely fermentable, which should dry and thin out a beer. You might be able to get away with using sucrose--what's your recipe?

1fast636 01-23-2013 02:51 AM

i was getting it for bottling i'll just stop back at the shop and get some dextrose tomorrow i had a feeling it was different but figured i would ask. oh well i'll keep it for a later date.

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