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Old 02-22-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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I have a Brewer's Best Irish Stout kit and was wondering how many people have brewed this kit without using the malto dextrin. Would leaving it out just make a lighter bodied beer?


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Old 02-22-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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Haven't made the kit, but you are correct in your assumption. You could also bottle half of the batch, then add half of the MD to the remaining beer. Since it is an unfermentable sugar it can be added at bottling time without a problem.

Don't forget to label the bottles.


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Old 02-22-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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The maltodextrine also aids in head retention, they probably do it so it has a big head, which many people are used to seeing.
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:57 PM   #4
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i threw it out, just didn't sound appealing to me.

i used the same kit, bb irish stout and it came out great. still pretty full bodied, good mouthfeel and head. if you want to compensate for the malto dextrin, you could add some more crystal malt, some lactose, or even steep some instant quaker oatmeal with the grains.

i'm trying the oatmeal next time.

 
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:03 PM   #5
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Is maltodextrin new to the BB Irish Stout Kit? It wasn't in there when I brewed it back in december....Just 2 cans LME, Grains, Hops, yeast and priming sugar...

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Old 02-22-2008, 05:06 PM   #6
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yeah, it was in the kit i bought in january.

 
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:17 PM   #7
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That's strange...It's on the recipe sheet on their website as well...I'll have to look at my december sheet when I get home...I wonder if they decreased some of the grain and are making it up with an adjunct...

I usually save any MD I get to use in cider's or meads if I'm worried that the yeast will burn through all my fermentables and leave it to dry...


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