Dextrose monohydrate

Beekeeping & Apiculture Forum

Help Support Beekeeping & Apiculture Forum:

BBG 

Banned
Joined
Oct 18, 2010
Messages
1,306
Reaction score
0
Location
Devon & Dorset
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
Polystyrene & lots more next year again hopefully
I saw this in the local Home Brew shop and wondered if it was suitable for bees - bit expensive though!

As an aside, modern brewing is now very simple with Brupak, virtually add water and stand for a week with sugar at the end.

Linthwaite Light - better than supermarket beer.
 

psafloyd 

Queen Bee
Joined
Sep 27, 2010
Messages
3,461
Reaction score
3
Location
London/Essex
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Probably about 5/6 at the moment
I saw this in the local Home Brew shop and wondered if it was suitable for bees - bit expensive though!

As an aside, modern brewing is now very simple with Brupak, virtually add water and stand for a week with sugar at the end.

Linthwaite Light - better than supermarket beer.
Given that making beer from scratch is not that difficult, I'd rather do that.

I dread to think how much cack there is in your boil in the bag beer.
 

BBG 

Banned
Joined
Oct 18, 2010
Messages
1,306
Reaction score
0
Location
Devon & Dorset
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
Polystyrene & lots more next year again hopefully
Don't think so, it's what the Microbreweries use - concentrated Brewers Worts.

You must have used it to be able to condemn it?

Yes beer-making is simple but this is simpler and more expedient.

Modern methods make life simple.
 
Joined
Oct 30, 2010
Messages
12,502
Reaction score
28
Location
South West
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Miriads
since the thread has been hijacked by you alcoholics..............

What was BEE WINE... that my grandmother had on the windowsill in the 50's ???
Grandfather kept bees, but this stuff had a blob... I presume a bee, going up and down in the yellowish fluid.
I never got to try or taste this bee wine as it was for grown ups only.
was also called bee beer?

Gran also used to make ginger beer from some mysterious plant that lived in the cellar / pantry... had to call the fire brigade once because the bottles stored in the understair cupboard were exploding and couldn't get near them!!!!!!
 

Chris B 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Dec 9, 2008
Messages
2,203
Reaction score
0
Location
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
300
Don't think so, it's what the Microbreweries use - concentrated Brewers Worts.
Not so. It's good old barley into the mash tun followed by hops added in the "copper". If micros bought in a concentrate then all the beer would be the same.
 

psafloyd 

Queen Bee
Joined
Sep 27, 2010
Messages
3,461
Reaction score
3
Location
London/Essex
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Probably about 5/6 at the moment
Don't think so, it's what the Microbreweries use - concentrated Brewers Worts.

You must have used it to be able to condemn it?
I haven't used that type myself, but have tried the end product produced by friends and it was largely unsatisfactory for my tastes, though better than supermarket beer, as you said.

I have used all manner of concentrates when I was brewing. While some were good and a couple excellent, none were as satisfying as using good produce; hops, malt, water and yeast. Oh and ginger beer was great.
 

psafloyd 

Queen Bee
Joined
Sep 27, 2010
Messages
3,461
Reaction score
3
Location
London/Essex
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Probably about 5/6 at the moment
since the thread has been hijacked by you alcoholics..............

Gran also used to make ginger beer from some mysterious plant that lived in the cellar / pantry... had to call the fire brigade once because the bottles stored in the understair cupboard were exploding and couldn't get near them!!!!!!
She probably grew her own yeast in a jar. I too had batch of ginger beer that decided it wanted to be out of the bottle sooner than I was ready for it.

Very lucky in that one of two bottles I had laid outside on the back lawn separated like a space rocket, with the top half shooting almost 20 feet into the air. Scary.
 

Teemore 

Drone Bee
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Jul 5, 2010
Messages
1,502
Reaction score
0
Location
Northern Ireland
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
>20
Bee Wine = Mead or a Melomel (Mead with fruit added).
 

Finman 

Queen Bee
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
Messages
26,431
Reaction score
798
Location
Finland, Helsinki
Hive Type
langstroth
.
Dextrose = D-glucose

glucose + glucose = starch

glucose + fructose = cane sugar or beet sugar..

You get no advantage from dextrose.
 

BBG 

Banned
Joined
Oct 18, 2010
Messages
1,306
Reaction score
0
Location
Devon & Dorset
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
Polystyrene & lots more next year again hopefully
Thank you Finman.

May your beer bottles never explode!
 

Latest posts

Top