What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

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What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby solidghost » 15 Jan 2008, 20:17

As above.

They are the same right?
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby southernoise » 15 Jan 2008, 20:35

yup. some call it corn sugar too if i can remember correctly.
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby solidghost » 17 Jan 2008, 11:09

Cool. So it is the same as the one that you can buy from the local shops?
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby Roger » 17 Jan 2008, 13:42

Sometimes when I run short of dextrose, I just get a tin of glucose from NUTC.
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby solidghost » 18 Jan 2008, 10:21

Nice. I was wondering whether you got the original or those with favours? I remember seeing those tins come with like grape and orange flavours. How will it affect the taste of the beer if I use those flavoured one?
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby southernoise » 18 Jan 2008, 15:19

i can imagine the taste being.... not nice. :lol:
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby solidghost » 18 Jan 2008, 16:38

Darn..... :oops:
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby Roger » 18 Jan 2008, 21:16

solidghost wrote:Nice. I was wondering whether you got the original or those with favours? I remember seeing those tins come with like grape and orange flavours. How will it affect the taste of the beer if I use those flavoured one?

I have always used the plain one. I know someone used the flavoured ones for priming with additional exotic flavour. Guess you can try that on some limited-edition bottles.
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby solidghost » 19 Jan 2008, 10:44

Grape beer? Orange beer?
I am wondering whether the flavours will react with the yeast or not? Or will it just add to the flavour?
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby avp » 19 Jan 2008, 21:13

From experience, stay away fom the "flavoured" glucose. They use an artificial flavouring that is very strong and pungent, and worse, does not get moderated over time staying with the beer for no matter how long you condition it. Orange flavour is best achieved with orange peel, minus the white pith, that is.
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby solidghost » 20 Jan 2008, 08:28

Thanks for the info.
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby Hunty » 19 Feb 2008, 11:53

hmm, avoid glucose, dextrose, fructose.

always go for maltose when brewing beer. :wink:

reminds me of my chemistry professor at University , who was trying to establish the structure of a complex sugar he had discovered. He hadn't succeeded after 5 years, so he ended up calling it "godnose". :lol:

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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby solidghost » 19 Feb 2008, 12:19

1g of sugar = 1.5g of malt right?
But seriously, handling malt is not easy as it tends to get melted. Do you guys boil the malt with water and use a bottling bucket?
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby Hunty » 19 Feb 2008, 15:22

1g of sugar = 1.5g of malt right?
But seriously, handling malt is not easy as it tends to get melted. Do you guys boil the malt with water and use a bottling bucket?


you sound like u r thinking of using it for priming

forget using DME

volume is so small it will not affect flavour, and u're very right its almost impossible to get the powder into a bottle without it sticking everywhere.... use the carbonation lollies or measured scoops of dextrose.
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Re: What's the difference between Dextrose and Glucose?

Postby solidghost » 19 Feb 2008, 16:02

Oops, I don't know what I had priming in mind when I was writing. I use the carbonation drops from iBrew because I am just plain lazy.
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