Dextrose – Corn Sugar
Dextrose, or glucose as it’s also known, is a monosaccharide that is approximately 30% less sweet than pure or refined cane sugar, and is not associated with either fructose or lactose. Dextrose is a form of glucose derived entirely from corn starches by acid hydrolysis. Dextrose is highly fermentable (100%), it facilitates the brewing of very dry high gravity beers and is commonly used as priming sugar for bottle-conditioning.
Uses of Dextrose
- Fermenting – Beer, Wine, Cider, Distillation (wash)
- Bottle priming (conditioning), beer, cider, sparkling wine
- A nutritional supplement by bodybuilders looking to increase weight and muscle.
- Baking products and Sweetening Desserts.