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Old 12-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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That is only the technical name for corn sugar. You are fine.

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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Maltodextrin is non-fermentable and won't carbonate your beer.

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

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:03 AM   #4
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Dextrose is corn sugar.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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