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Maltose or Maltodextrin Source?

sqwertz Aug 19, 2012 11:24 PM

Does any place in Austin sell maltose syrup or powder, or maltodextrin (powder, I assume). Austin Home Brew does not list it on their site and I would prefer a grocery store type place closer to home anyway. People's RX mentions it on their website, but it sounds like some sort of fancy pharmaceutical grade stuff. Anybody sell ti in the bulk sections, maybe?

-sw

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    snowymt RE: sqwertz Aug 21, 2012 07:31 AM

    the big Asian food store in Chinatown has tubs of maltrose for sale

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      sqwertz RE: snowymt Aug 21, 2012 10:34 PM

      I realized after I posted that it is used in Asian baked goods. I thought I knew MT Supermarket good enough to conduct tours for yankees and gringos, but if I ever saw that there I would have just blown it off mentally since it's not really food ;-) (and it's not savory). I will check there next week :-)

      -sw

      1. re: sqwertz
        bubbleboy79 RE: sqwertz Aug 22, 2012 02:14 AM

        If you have friends who work in (well, some) restaurants, it's pretty easy to get. The restaurant I work at goes through a ton; if you can't find it, I'd be happy to help.

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          sqwertz RE: bubbleboy79 Aug 23, 2012 10:44 PM

          What is it used for in restaurants? Maltose, I assume. I willing to try maltodextrin for my purposes as well (which still remains a mystery until I try my theory one more time).
          Thank you for the offer.

          -sw

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