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Old 08-08-2007, 05:22 AM   #1
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On the Austin homebrew page all of thier kits have an option to get alchol booster with your purchase.

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=395

What is this and why are they the only site that I have seen it offered on?

 
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:27 AM   #2
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Mostly corn sugar and dry malt extract. Offered there only maybe because they are the first to think of it, or think people want to buy it.

 
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:30 AM   #3
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On the Austin homebrew page all of thier kits have an option to get alchol booster with your purchase.

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=395

What is this and why are they the only site that I have seen it offered on?
Hmm never seen that before. Probably just dextrose.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:48 AM   #4
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It's just extra sugar, and it will affect the taste of the beer.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for the answers. So is it just extra sugar your adding to your boil, or when is it used?

 
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:29 AM   #6
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Our Alcohol Boost is not DME, LME or corn sugar. It is a blend of 55% Maltose and 45% Glucose. Corn sugar is Dextrose.

Many breweries use this sugar as an economic way to boost alcohol content without effecting flavor.

This blended sugar is more expensive than simple corn sugar, that is why there is a price difference.

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Old 08-08-2007, 12:09 PM   #7
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So those sugars should not effect the flavor of the beer, except the fact that there is 1% more alcohol.

 
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:49 PM   #9
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So those sugars should not effect the flavor of the beer, except the fact that there is 1% more alcohol.
[My 2¢]It is the opinion of this brewer that the alcohol is indeed part of the flavor profile of a beer. In a lot of beers, a 1% increase may not change it much but I know I've made beers where I added enough corn sugar to boost the 1% and notice a significant flavor difference. If you want more alcohol, drink more... or make bigger beers, I don't see a need to have a 6%ABV hefe or a 7% blonde.... [/My 2¢]
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:58 PM   #10
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I always thought an alcohol booster was someone who supports the consumption of alcohol through money donations
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