6/28/2011 -- i have made DBB several times and enjoy it very much. i'm interested in adding something to give it a creamier/more body, like Gunniess. what/how much would you recommend?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Glad to hear you enjoy our Death by Barleywine Kit so much. It's a BIG beer!Even MORE creamier/more body you say? Hmmm. That takes a little doing.First, I would prime your beer with dry malt extract instead of corn sugar. Use about 1.5 cups per 5 gallon batch. That will produce a nice creamy head and fine carbonation bubbles.For more body you can also steep perhaps 4 ounces of flaked barley along with your other grains in the kit. Adds a unique raw barley taste as well.One more trick would be to add 4 to 6 ounces of maltodextrin to the boil. You will get noticably more body that (easy) way as well.Hope this helps, and enjoy!
1/30/2011 -- How much malto-dextrin should I use for a 5 gal. batch? I'm making a 90 min. IPA.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: For a first time, I would go with 4 oz. Some people go with 8 oz, but remember...you can't take it out. Go conservative at first.Hope this helps!
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
1/13/2010 -- how much maltodextrin would you use for a 10 gal. batch of brown ale?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would start with about 8 oz in 10 gallons. You may like more, but that is a reasonable amount.
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
11/5/2006 -- I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on SaturdaysHere is a video of the place:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XITake a look around!
1/24/2006 -- If I wanted to increase the body of a light bodied beer after fermentation but prior to bottling, could I boil a small amount of water and dissolve some maltodextrin in with the priming sugar and add them both to the beer at the same time? Would this cause any problems?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You should be able to do this, yes. I know of it being done to kegged beer.
2/6/2005 -- can excessive consumption of maltodexterin cause intoxication? like excessive consumption of alcohol.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Absolutely NOT.
1/4/2005 -- I just brewed a coffee stout. The flavor was awesome but the body was lighter and it didn't hold it's head that well. I'm thinking next time I will add Malto-Dextrin or lactose. Which would you recommend?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It could be a result of how you added the coffee. If you boiled it with your malt, that would explain the lack of head. Try drip coffee added AFTER the boil. If you want more body, add maltodextrin, not lactose.
10/17/2004 -- can Malto-Dextrin be added to a beer in the secondary to add body to a thin beer?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: YES, it can!
3/26/2004 -- what is in maltodextrin? I have celiac's disease and can't eat gluten. I see this ingredient in a lot of processed foods and I am wondering if I can eat this.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is a product of barley, more of a barley starch, actually. Not a sugar, and not made of wheat. Whether this is (or is not) OK for you I cannot say. It is commonly used in MANY food products, however, as a thickener and bulk additive.
12/29/2003 -- I was asked what color malto-dextrin is can u help?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sure. It is pure white, and looks a lot like powdered sugar. It adds no flavor or color to your beer....just body.
11/4/2003 -- Do you know the calories in a serving of maltodextrin? e.g. 100 calories per Tablespoon. ALSO the number of servings per 8oz package? I plan on using when making my "energy drink" for long bicycle rides.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The sources I have seen quote:3 cups=1000 calories16 oz=600 caloriesIf you are doing a LOT of this, you might want to buy in bulk, like a 50 lb bag.
10/28/2003 -- My bath and body company is now going to offer edible body powders and the recipe requires maltodextrin. I was wondering if this is a natural item or if it is a chemical.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is very natural. Maltodextrin is a by-product of malted barley.
8/3/2003 -- Should I have ALSO used a "corn sugar" as well as the "Malto Dextrin?" I got a kit with my kit for a porter and it said nothing about the "Malto-Dextrin" either except to add it in "the boil." Also, it didn't say how much of the 8oz package but the package itself said 4 oz so I used 6 oz....
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It doesn't sound like one of our kits, so I would hate to try to guess their intent. Typically, maltodextrin is added to the boil, and corn sugar (dextrose) is added at bottling time (about 3/4 cup per 5 gallons).
7/7/2003 -- What are the uses of maltodextrin to make candy?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Maltodextrin is used in many foods, like artifical sweeteners, ice tea etc., but we are not authorities on candy. Ask us about beer!
6/28/2003 -- I purchased a beer kit that included malto dextrin, the instructions that came with the kit does not explain how to use this ingredient. Could you please give me the information on how to use malto dextrin. Thank you.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: If it was one of our kits, the maltodextrin is mixed in with the dry malt extract, and is used in the same way (in the boil). In our kits, the priming sugar (corn sugar i.e. dextrose) is packaged separately, and is used at the time of bottling. Make sure you have the right package!If it is a kit from another shop, it's hard to say.
6/12/2003 -- What is Malto-dextrin ?..... what is it used for ?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Maltodextrins are obtained by the partial hydrolysis of starch whereby the basic polymeric structure is retained. Maltodextrin is a water soluble, non-sweet product that is used in many foods and beverages as a filler or thickener. In brewing, it is used in small amounts to add "mouthfeel" or "body" to a beer.
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