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Clay 10-05-2005 07:00 PM

Malto Dextrin
 
I ordered a Boddington's Clone. The recipe calls for 1/2lb of Malto Dextrin but they forgot to add it in the kit. Should I brew anyway today or should I make them send it and wait to brew?

Thanks

Walker 10-05-2005 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clay
I ordered a Boddington's Clone. The recipe calls for 1/2lb of Malto Dextrin but they forgot to add it in the kit. Should I brew anyway today or should I make them send it and wait to brew?

Thanks

I would make them send it, but I think this stuff is 96% unfermentable, so you can probably add the stuff in before you bottle. It just adds body/mouthfeel and doesn't NEED to be there for fermentation. you can go ahead and brew while waiting for it. :D

-walker

Darth Konvel 10-05-2005 07:03 PM

Did they give you anything else? It may be labeled CaraPils.

Walker 10-05-2005 07:04 PM

carapils is a grain, malto-dextrin is a sugar.

-walker

Darth Konvel 10-05-2005 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Walker
carapils is a grain, malto-dextrin is a sugar.

-walker

Ah, I see. Mental note, Malto-Dextrin != Dextrin Malt.

Walker 10-05-2005 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by LupusUmbrus
Did they give you anything else? It may be labeled CaraPils.

Ahh.. i see the confusion. You are thinking of "Dextrin Malt" (aka carapils). Clay is talking about "Malto Dextrin" which is just a non-fermentable sugar. I agree, the names are similar enough to be confusing. :D

-walker

Walker 10-05-2005 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by LupusUmbrus
Ah, I see. Mental note, Malto-Dextrin != Dextrin Malt.

exactly. clear as mud, isn't it? :)

Clay 10-05-2005 07:09 PM

No they didn't. I called and the guy and he said it must have been packaged wrong. He said if I was brewing today to go ahead and brew without it and if I ordered from them again just make note of the previous mistake and they would add some kind of discount. I just wanted to check with you all to make sure it would be ok to make it without the malto dextrin. I am making a clone, and if that is part of the clone how the hell is the beer gonna taste now!



Quote:

Originally Posted by LupusUmbrus
Did they give you anything else? It may be labeled CaraPils.


Walker 10-05-2005 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Clay
No they didn't. I called and the guy and he said it must have been packaged wrong. He said if I was brewing today to go ahead and brew without it and if I ordered from them again just make note of the previous mistake and they would add some kind of discount. I just wanted to check with you all to make sure it would be ok to make it without the malto dextrin. I am making a clone, and if that is part of the clone how the hell is the beer gonna taste now!

It will taste less-malty (less sweet) and more bitter. ie; it isn't going to taste like the Real Thing.

Seriously, I would make them send it to you and go ahead with your brewing now. When it comes time to bottle, add the malto-dextrin to the beer along with your priming sugar. Since the malto-dextrin is not fermentable, the beer should taste the same whether you add it at boil time or at bottling time.

-walker

Clay 10-05-2005 07:25 PM

Thanks Walker.

I just called them. They will send it out, and I will add it when I bottle.

Thanks Again.

Clay

Quote:

Originally Posted by Walker
It will taste less-malty (less sweet) and more bitter. ie; it isn't going to taste like the Real Thing.

Seriously, I would make them send it to you and go ahead with your brewing now. When it comes time to bottle, add the malto-dextrin to the beer along with your priming sugar. Since the malto-dextrin is not fermentable, the beer should taste the same whether you add it at boil time or at bottling time.

-walker



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