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Can't find DEXTROSE

  • 24 Feb 2011 4:28 AM
    Reply # 532101 on 531167
    Sylvia Liney wrote: 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

    Well, I bought 5kg from professionalwhey for about $25 incl. postage, which was cheaper by weight than Glucodin at the supermarket.  Haven't found anything in the brewing section.

    Are glucose and dextrose not different names for the same thing??
  • 17 Mar 2011 6:33 AM
    Reply # 547516 on 386738
    Anonymous

    Hi everyone

    I too am a bit confused about the Brewers Sugar.  I got one and on the label is Dextrose, Maltodextrin.  Is the right one?

    Anyone out there know?

    Thanks

    Eugenie

  • 18 Mar 2011 12:21 AM
    Reply # 548357 on 547516
    Em M wrote:

    Hi everyone

    I too am a bit confused about the Brewers Sugar.  I got one and on the label is Dextrose, Maltodextrin.  Is the right one?

    Anyone out there know?

    Thanks

    Eugenie

    Hi Eugenie, I did the same thing! Then I read in the Quit guide book that this is not the right thing- see p. 192.  So, you (and I) need to keep looking for actual dextrose- I'm heading to Big W this afternoon to try and source some.
    Best, Jemma
  • 18 Mar 2011 6:08 AM
    Reply # 548484 on 386738
    Deleted user
    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 looked for dextrose in K-Mart, Big W, Coles and Woolies in Canberra, to no avail.  I finally found it in a health food shop.  Since then I've found it in another health food shop.  I guess just keep hunting around?  Sorry I couldn't be more help!!

    Michelle
  • 18 Mar 2011 4:12 AM
    Reply # 548518 on 386738

    If you look in the Yellow Pages for brewing supplies and such shops, you will be able to buy brewing sugar easily for about $5 per kilogram. Some shops sell it as brewing sugar, in others they will sell plastic bags full of dextrose. While in the brew shop, look for malt extract. It is a great substitute for honey and is wonderful on toast, fresh hot bread and, with a teaspoon of cocoa powder in hot milk, makes a great alternative hot chocolate drink which is totally fructose free. Also, if you heat a little malt extract in a small amount of milk in the microwave, then pour it into icy milk and hit it with the slender blender, you will have a great malted milk...with or without the cocoa powder.

    David F

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  • 22 Mar 2011 12:32 PM
    Reply # 551295 on 386738
    I have found Coopers Dextrose in the homebrew section at Big W (Marion Shoping Centre - I live in Adelaide)
    Last modified: 22 Mar 2011 12:32 PM | Anonymous member
  • 23 Mar 2011 5:10 AM
    Reply # 551655 on 386738
    Hi Silver Angel, Yes I finally managed to remember to ask my brother (one of the business managers at Big W).  Big W is currently changing the position of the home brew stuff but they are discontinuing one of the brands (he thought it was the Brigalow brand but he couldn't remember).
  • 15 May 2013 3:34 AM
    Reply # 1293496 on 386738
    Deleted user
    Hi everyone

    i'm in the ACT !

    i found the dextrose powder at a brewing shop and only a few dollars a kilo, so i got 2kg.

    i could only find glucose syrup and malt syrup at Coles, one item in the health food section and one item in the baking section.  as they are not easy to get i stocked up with a couple - you might have to as well.

    happy hunting

    Fiona
  • 20 May 2013 9:53 PM
    Reply # 1297484 on 386738
    Deleted user
    It is sometimes hard to locate. We generally get our Dextrose from a Brewing specialist shop at just a few dollars a kilo but is about 15 minutes drive away. We were low on Saturday and had a bit of cooking to do so dashed into the local Health Food store. They wanted $31.00 for a 1 kilo bag - suffice it to say I drove to the Brewing shop! Have never seen it in our local Woolworths or Big W.
  • 29 Oct 2013 8:29 PM
    Reply # 1424198 on 386738
    Deleted user
    You will be able to purchase pure dextrose from a brewery shop I bought 4 kgs recently for 15.00 at windsor, but there are plenty of shops in Sydney
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