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ISO MALTODEXTRIN for Root Beer and Beer Making

ThoughtForFood Nov 16, 2011 02:24 PM

I have called beer brewing places all over town and I can't seem to find it. Has anyone seen this stuff? It gives better smoothness and viscosity to rootbeer. I prefer not to pay shipping prices ebayers are asking for something that should relatively cheap. Thanks ahead of time!

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    Pigurd Dec 6, 2011 04:04 PM

    any make your own wine store has it. remeber it was 2 dollars a pound.

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    1. re: Pigurd
      ThoughtForFood Dec 6, 2011 04:16 PM

      Do you know of any places downtown? I called several wine making places and they acted like they had never even heard of it. I called head office for Macedo Wine and they don't carry it and couldn't refer me to anyone who had it.

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        Pigurd Dec 7, 2011 08:48 PM

        hmm i mostly went to ones in richmond hill. maybe they call it something else? corn sugar?

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          foodyDudey Dec 7, 2011 09:53 PM

          It is sometimes used as an adjunct when making beer from extracts but I don't think it's used in winemaking. So look for a DIY beer making place that does not mash on site, but uses malt extracts and you may find what you want. Malodextrin is not classified as a sugar, it's closer to starch.

          1. re: foodyDudey
            ThoughtForFood Dec 7, 2011 11:28 PM

            Yes, the places I called were all beer/wine making places. Maybe I should have been shooting for just strictly beer making places, which there isn't many downtown. Thanks for the tip.

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              Pigurd Dec 8, 2011 07:43 AM

              oop, i think those wine place i went to had beer making as well.. i just assumed it was for wine for some reason

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                foodyDudey Dec 8, 2011 07:52 AM

                Since it is a starch that is not broken down by the yeast, it is used in berrmaking to give the beer body, and to give more "head" Seriously! :-)

                But it would not pass the German beer purity laws so is not normally used there.
                It's mainly used in all the mass produced beer made in USA and Canada.

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          ThoughtForFood Dec 6, 2011 03:49 PM

          Its a little far out there, but this place has it. http://www.sodacentre.com/

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