Beer Info FAQ

Does yeast eat maltodextrin?

Does yeast eat maltodextrin?

Maltodextrin is a carbohydrate that brewers yeast cannot ferment. It is a white powder (that is fairly hard to dissolve), which is flavorless to slightly sweet. Adding lactose (a simple sugar that is unfermentable by brewers yeast) will have a similar effect except it will yield a somewhat sweeter beer.