Should I add maltodextrin to an IPA? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Should I add maltodextrin to an IPA?

Thread Tools
Old 08-14-2011, 02:05 AM   #1
Mar 2011
KL, Malaysia
Posts: 18

I did some searching but couldn't find a thread for this topic. I recently made a brupack IPA but added 22L instead of the recommended 19L so I am worried it might be a little on the thin side. It is in the 10th day of primary and I am wondering if I could add 4 oz or so of maltodextrin to give it a bit more body. Would this ruin an otherwise good IPA?

How do I add it? Do I just mix with some water, boil it for 5 minutes and add?

Any help would be appreciated!

Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 03:10 PM   #2
Jul 2010
Northern NJ
Posts: 253
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

I add 8oz to my extract IPAs and it definitely adds body without changing the flavor profile. I add it at the last 15 minutes into the boil but I've heard you can add it at anytime prior to bottling/kegging.

There is an interesting thread on MD here:

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
when to add maltodextrin? size Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 01-31-2013 01:19 PM
Maltodextrin C-Rider Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 04-28-2011 10:43 PM
8oz vs 4oz maltodextrin JwP33 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-22-2011 07:21 PM
can i add Maltodextrin ? cyoung1112 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 02-09-2010 10:13 PM
maltodextrin foxywashere Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-13-2009 07:20 PM

Forum Jump