question about powdered dextrose

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by franko, May 5, 2012.

  1. I want to make some smoked breakfast sausage that calls for powdered dextrose. I cannot find any of this local and don't want to order it unless absolutely necessary. Can anyone tell me of a viable substitute for powdered dextrose for sausage making?
  2. If you have a brewing supply shop nearby they carry dextrose/cornsugar.
  3. A health/natural food store.

  4. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    Found this from Nepas from another website:
    Hope he's ok with me posting this.
  5. Thanks for the quick help. We don't have a brewing supply store here but we do lhave a health food shop. I will check this first. Again, thanks.
  6. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I dont know.......... I'd lock my doors and windows If I were you.............
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Its all good

  9. johnyd

    johnyd Smoke Blower

    Someone jump in and correct me if I'm wrong,

    Isnt dextrose just finely powdered white sigar and you could "blenderise it" 
  10. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    Dextrose (same as glucose) is essentially the same as sucrose (table sugar) calorically, but not as sweet (70% as sweet as sucrose).

    That's important to remember if you're planning on substituting table sugar for dextrose in a recipe.

  11. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Be careful if you are assuming you can substitute other sugars for Dextrose.  I understand it is the prefered ingredient/ food source for bacteria in fermented sausages.  If the recipe calls for Dextrose I would use Dextrose.
  12. If you use the Karo, make sure it doesn't have vanilla flavoring.
  13. Dextrose is Corn Sugar. Totally different then Table sugar(Sucrose)

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