Homebrewers Association | AHA Forum

General Category => Extract/Partial Mash Brewing => Topic started by: brewtopia on July 17, 2010, 02:27:27 AM

Title: Maltodextrin - missed ingredient.
Post by: brewtopia on July 17, 2010, 02:27:27 AM
So I just made a dunkel wiezen from a kit, and I forgot to add the maltodextrin during the boil. I just put the beer in bottles, adn noticed I missed this step.

What is this going to effect?
Title: Re: Maltodextrin - missed ingredient.
Post by: richardt on July 17, 2010, 02:55:16 AM
To a smaller degree, the sweetness.  To a larger degree, the mouthfeel and body.
Title: Re: Maltodextrin - missed ingredient.
Post by: dmtaylor on July 17, 2010, 03:12:36 AM
I'm feeling blunt -- maltodextrin is a dumb ingredient for most beers, including dunkelweizen.  You're probably much better off without it.  Don't sweat it, not at all.
Title: Re: Maltodextrin - missed ingredient.
Post by: brewtopia on July 17, 2010, 01:10:34 PM
oh great! I thought I totally screwed this batch up.
Title: Re: Maltodextrin - missed ingredient.
Post by: majorvices on July 17, 2010, 02:46:28 PM
I'm feeling blunt -- maltodextrin is a dumb ingredient for most beers, including dunkelweizen.  You're probably much better off without it.  Don't sweat it, not at all.

+1 - I'd be suspicious of any kit that had that as an ingredient. Where did you get the kit from?
Title: Re: Maltodextrin - missed ingredient.
Post by: bonjour on July 17, 2010, 04:32:18 PM
I'm feeling blunt -- maltodextrin is a dumb ingredient for most beers, including dunkelweizen.  You're probably much better off without it.  Don't sweat it, not at all.

+1 - I'd be suspicious of any kit that had that as an ingredient. Where did you get the kit from?
Hey,  you're knocking my Mr. Beer!!! ;)
Title: Re: Maltodextrin - missed ingredient.
Post by: brewtopia on July 18, 2010, 12:56:32 PM
Just some s***ty kit I got from a beer and wine store. It was just something to learn the brewing process....I'm moving to full grain next batch.