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DReimerMT 12-09-2012 11:55 PM

I think I made a big oops
 
Today I went to the brew shop and bought what I thought was priming sugar. I went through my whole bottling procedure. When I was cleaning up I saw the package said matlodextrin. Will my beer carbonate or am I out of luck?

Jeepaholic 12-09-2012 11:59 PM

That is only the technical name for corn sugar. You are fine.

Cathedral 12-10-2012 12:00 AM

Maltodextrin is non-fermentable and won't carbonate your beer.

EDIT: Here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/maltodextrin-270804/

drive45 12-10-2012 12:03 AM

Dextrose is corn sugar.

Malto Dextrin is not fermentable and used to add body. It likely won't Carb your bottles.

bucfanmike 12-10-2012 12:04 AM

i dont think so.. Maltodextrine i think is usually added to increase body and mouthfeel. My guess is they wont carbonate

DReimerMT 12-10-2012 12:06 AM

Should I wait and see what happens? If there is no carbonation what are my options?

Jeepaholic 12-10-2012 12:08 AM

Ah Crap, you are right. That's what I get for not checking.

Revvy 12-10-2012 12:08 AM

Maltodextrine is only about 30% fermentable. You will get some carbonation, but not much. I would give it a couple weeks so what IS fermentable does it's thing, then get some priming tabs and re-prime each bottle and re-cap. BUT you need to wait to make sure anything fementable in the MD ferments out first, or you will have bottle bomb.

Cathedral 12-10-2012 12:09 AM

If you just bottled them, why not run to the store and buy some table sugar? You'd have to re-open the bottles and prime them individually, just like a Mr. Beer kit...

Yet another EDIT: Revvy is right.

DReimerMT 12-10-2012 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revvy (Post 4666582)
Maltodextrine is only about 30% fermentable. You will get some carbonation, but not much. I would give it a couple weeks so what IS fermentable does it's thing, then get some priming tabs and re-prime each bottle and re-cap. BUT you need to wait to make sure anything fementable in the MD ferments out first, or you will have bottle bomb.

Thank you, the sick feeling in my stomach has disappeared.

Edit: I think it is time for a keg system.


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