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Can't find DEXTROSE

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  • 20 Jul 2010 5:10 AM
    Message # 386738

    am having trouble locating dextrose or glucose for cooking - or rather - I'm confused about all the alternate names for this stuff.  In woolies the brewing sugar is seems to be caster sugar with maltodextrin added, in the health food shop the dextrose also had sulphur dioxide in it....

    are these the things we should be cooking with ?

    sharon

  • 20 Jul 2010 6:24 AM
    Reply # 386749 on 386738
    Sharon Elliot wrote:

    am having trouble locating dextrose or glucose for cooking - or rather - I'm confused about all the alternate names for this stuff.  In woolies the brewing sugar is seems to be caster sugar with maltodextrin added, in the health food shop the dextrose also had sulphur dioxide in it....

    are these the things we should be cooking with ?

    sharon

    Hi Sharon,
    I bought two different options (pure dextrose): one was Glucodin (found in the vitamin section of the supermarket) - quite expensive; the other was in the homebrew section - Cooper's beer brand - dextrose.  They had a few different brewing sugars there - just look at the ingredients on the back and go for the 100% dextrose one.  It was in a 1kg box.  Best of luck!
  • 20 Jul 2010 7:23 AM
    Reply # 386768 on 386749
    Anthea Falkiner wrote:
    Sharon Elliot wrote:

    am having trouble locating dextrose or glucose for cooking - or rather - I'm confused about all the alternate names for this stuff.  In woolies the brewing sugar is seems to be caster sugar with maltodextrin added, in the health food shop the dextrose also had sulphur dioxide in it....

    are these the things we should be cooking with ?

    sharon

    Hi Sharon,
    I bought two different options (pure dextrose): one was Glucodin (found in the vitamin section of the supermarket) - quite expensive; the other was in the homebrew section - Cooper's beer brand - dextrose.  They had a few different brewing sugars there - just look at the ingredients on the back and go for the 100% dextrose one.  It was in a 1kg box.  Best of luck!

    I found it in Kmart's homebrew section as coles and woolies didn't have it.  It was also coopers. Also google homebrew shops in your area.
  • 20 Jul 2010 7:28 AM
    Reply # 386773 on 386738

    Thanks Anthea and Jan - will keep looking.

    sharon

  • 27 Jul 2010 2:24 AM
    Reply # 390898 on 386738
    Sharon Elliot wrote:

    am having trouble locating dextrose or glucose for cooking - or rather - I'm confused about all the alternate names for this stuff.  In woolies the brewing sugar is seems to be caster sugar with maltodextrin added, in the health food shop the dextrose also had sulphur dioxide in it....

    are these the things we should be cooking with ?

    sharon


  • 11 Aug 2010 9:13 PM
    Reply # 401236 on 386738
    Sharon Elliot wrote:

    am having trouble locating dextrose or glucose for cooking - or rather - I'm confused about all the alternate names for this stuff.  In woolies the brewing sugar is seems to be caster sugar with maltodextrin added, in the health food shop the dextrose also had sulphur dioxide in it....

    are these the things we should be cooking with ?

    sharon


    Hi Sharon,

    I found the dextrose at my local Supa IGA in with the cooking stuff, not very expensive I didn't think.

    Margaret

     

  • 12 Aug 2010 4:54 PM
    Reply # 402002 on 386738
    Sharon Elliot wrote:

    am having trouble locating dextrose or glucose for cooking - or rather - I'm confused about all the alternate names for this stuff.  In woolies the brewing sugar is seems to be caster sugar with maltodextrin added, in the health food shop the dextrose also had sulphur dioxide in it....

    are these the things we should be cooking with ?

    sharon


    Hi Sharon

    I bought my dextrose in a health food shop but yesterday saw it in BigW for half the price.  It was with the beer brewing ingredients.

    Cheers

    Jan

  • 02 Jan 2011 8:37 PM
    Reply # 488303 on 386738

    Much cheaper by weight than Glucodin is dextrose marketed to body-builders as a health supplement.  You can buy it in 5- to 25-kilo bags online from a site called professionalwhey.com  Even with postage, it's still cheaper.
  • 22 Feb 2011 9:18 PM
    Reply # 531167 on 386738
    Olivia, I disagree. I checked on the Professional Whey site, and 5kg to Australia was going to cost me $37. odd. That worked out to be $7.40 per kilo. I bought mine at Big W Rockdale NSW for $2.98 a kilo bag, on 9th dec 2010. It was in the home brewing section. Priduct code on my shopping docket is 1457353, BG BREW Dextrose. It is the Brigalow Brand.
    Subsequent to me e-mailing Big W, they said they have no plans to stop selling it in the near future. Janelle said she was going to ask her Brother about it as he works for Big W, did you ask him yet, Janelle?
    Oh Happy days. A lot cheaper, don't you think?
    So now all of you have no excuse for not buying your dextrose. I must say, though, that the info on the Professional Whey site was interesting. Guess who won't be using it for a PWO drink! 
    I can't even get myself up & walking, never mind weights etc! LOL
    Keep on spreading the Love
    Silver Angel
  • 23 Feb 2011 12:11 AM
    Reply # 531313 on 386738

    It is worth noting that both dextrose and glucose have a similar calorie content, yet glucose powder tastes far more sweet than brewers sugar. So, while glucodin is more expensive, you will only ingest about half the calories for the same amount of sweetness.

    For example, I was using 2 dextrose to one cocoa to make my chocolate milk drink...But I am now using 3/4 glucose : 1 cocoa. If you are calorie counting, it makes sense to opt for the more expensive product.

    David F

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