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size 04-29-2009 10:52 PM

when to add maltodextrin?
 
hey guys, brewing a porter, and since my LHBS doesn't have carapils 3L, i'm going to use maltodextrin to increase mouthfeel and body.

it's a 60 minute boil with DME and a late LME addition. hops @ 60, 30, 5.

Thanks!

-size

IXVolt 04-29-2009 10:54 PM

Oatmeal is also great for mouthfeel and body. Not sure if you can steep them or not, I use them in all grain batches...

ifishsum 04-29-2009 10:55 PM

I usually put it in during the last 10-15 minutes of the boil.

size 04-29-2009 10:57 PM

Much apprec, guys, as usual :]

EvilTOJ 04-29-2009 11:31 PM

You can put the maltodextrin in at any time, since it's not fermentable. When I would add it I'd do it during the last part of the boil, but you can even add it at bottling.

spage 04-29-2009 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IXVolt (Post 1292783)
Oatmeal is also great for mouthfeel and body. Not sure if you can steep them or not, I use them in all grain batches...

Sure you can steep oatmeal! Matter of fact, I'd recommend steeping it and squeezing the tar out of the grain bag. It is one of few adjuncts you can do that with. Put it in a separate bag, as squeezing your specialty grains can impart a certain astringency to your beer.

Regarding maltodextrin, 10-15 minutes is perfect.

homebrewer_99 04-30-2009 03:11 AM

Malto dextrine is one of those animals I do not ever use until bottling time.

Reason: If the beer can stand on its own legs it doesn't need it. If it's watery after mixing with corn sugar I'll use it.

1611av 04-30-2009 04:25 AM

I believe maltodextrin adds to head also.... Don't go overboard with it if you use it, it doesn't take much.

Dynachrome 03-26-2011 07:16 AM

Woops - overboard?

How does 8 oz. in 12 gallons sound?

PaulTheGhost 03-29-2011 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dynachrome (Post 2774920)
Woops - overboard?

How does 8 oz. in 12 gallons sound?

I've read of people using anywhere from 4-8oz in a 5 gallon batch.
I used 8oz in an oatmeal stout kit from my lhbs.
So you should be plenty fine.


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