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Is there any way to tell whether the Maltodextrin I buy at the brew shop is corn starch or a longer chain version or do I need a drug lab to do that?
It's very cheap - $4 per kg if I remember correctly.
corn starch doesn't determine whether it is maltodextrin.
the number of D-glucose units linked by alpha bonds does.
You want to find out what the DE number is (dextrose equivalent).
It should be between 5 and 20.
further, the product should be specifically called maltodextrin, not corn starch.
I went to 3 home brew shops and none of them had "maltodextrin".
Hence I bought it from here