Maltodextrin in Brewer’s Best seasonal Oatmeal Stout

The seasonal Brewer's Best Oatmeal Stout kit includes a 1 pound bag of maltodextrin.  Ever wondered what the heck that is… Here's wikipedia's explanation:

Maltodextrin is a common adjunct to beer brewing to increase the specific gravity of the final beer product. This improves the mouthfeel of the beer and reduces the dryness of the drink. Maltodextrin is not fermented by the yeast and has no flavor.

A pound of maltodextrine adds approximately 7 or 8 points to the OG and FG for a 5 gallon batch because it is only about 12% fermentable.  It is used to make the beer have a creamier feel.

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