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Old 04-11-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Local HB shop was out of Carapils so I picked up some maltodextrin powder. Anyone use the powder that can offer feedback? Do I mash the powder or add to the boil? Also are there any concerns with using the powder (off-flavors, over caramelisation etc)?
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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No worries. It is a very common ingredient. Just add it to the boil. I used it in my porter and was very happy with the result.

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Old 04-11-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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MD is used to add body to a watery's a non-fermentable can be added to the brew even at bottling time.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:31 AM   #4
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you can use it just like lactose, pretty much at any point in the brewing process, but without the swetness that lactose provides.

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