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Dextrose

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Dextrose is another name for a form of glucose, a simple sugar (monosaccharide). Dextrose is often sold as "corn sugar", which is derived from cornstarch. Glucose is a sugar preferred by yeast and is thus very fermentable, fermenting quickly and leaving little to no residual flavor. For this reason, dextrose is often used for two main purposes:

  1. Priming sugar
  2. Drying out and/or increasing alcohol content of a beer