Dextrine malt v OG ?

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  1. deeJay

    deeJay New Member

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    Hi all,
    Have a question
    My understanding is that dextrine malts have very high amount of unfermentable sugars. I use 300g of dextrine in my pale ales which when added to the recipe with my base malt will bump the OG up from 1.051 to 1.054 .
    should the small amount of fermentable sugars from the dextrine affect the OG by this much ?
    cheers.
     
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    Mark D Pirate Well-Known Member

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    Any sugars will bump up the OG whether they are fermentable or not , however they will also result in a higher FG so yes this is correct .
    Each and every ingredient will have PPG listed , this stands for Potential (per) pound / gallon .
    So 1 lbs of any malt with ppg of 40 in a 1 gal total mash will result in a gravity of 1.040 ( assuming perfect mash efficiency and zero losses )
     
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    Thanks for your reply Mark, much appreciated.
    I overlooked the fact that the unfermentable sugars are still sugars.
    your email makes good sense and you have simplified the PPG v gravity for me.
    will carry on brewing as per usual.
    cheers
     

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