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Dazzling

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So i made my way to the local HBS today to get some supplies and with my memory of a goldfish couldn't work out whether i had previously used dextrose or maltodextrin for bulk priming :blink: . of course i took a punt and ended up getting the wrong one to what i wanted, that being maltodextrin. so my question is, how will the amount of maltodextrin i add to bulk prime differ from that of dextrose?

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Dazzling
 

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Yes the amount will be different because it will be zero! Maltodextrin doesnt ferment very much, maybe 10 to 30% depending what grade you got, so its really no good for bottle priming. Its often written on the packet, "not for bottling". Use table sugar rather than the maltodextrin.
 

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Dazzling,

Maltodextrin won't work at all. Hope you haven't bottled yet?

It's not really fermentable. Just adds body to the beer.

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Kai

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Maltodextrin is no good for priming at all, the majority of it is unfermentable.
 

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