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it took me 2 days to find/buy Powdered Dextrose

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by stevensondrive, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. One of the sausage recipes I was making called for Dextrose.  Seemed like a simple thing. 

    Grocery store: nope!  they didn't even know what it was

    Small family grocery store that actually sells causings and lots of seasonings: yes/nope!  they had a box of it but said they weren't licensed to sell it.  Really??  I offer to buy a couple of steaks if they would throw in a small baggy in the bottom of the bag since I only need 2TB.  nope!  I was looking at the box but they wouldn't sell me any.  how frustrating!!

    Meat locker: nope!  they said they buy all their spices premixed

    finally gave up because it was time to head into work.  at work we discussed it.  One guy headed off and checked his computer.  Apparently GNC health food folks like it and so do homebrew beer makers.  I headed off to a large wine/beer store the next day. 

    Friar Tuck: YEP!!  $2/lb  they call it corn sugar instead of dextrose

    oh, one of my searches was on here.  I didn't find any info so I thought I would add this thread to help the next guy.  maybe someday I'll even get my first "point".  lol

    happy smoking!

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  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I got 2lbs 100% pure at Amazon cheap and free shipping...
  3. I just checked.  they got it now.  when I checked a couple weeks ago nothing came up.  that seems a little odd

    one bag was $9/lb and the other was $10.59/2lbs.  seems rather high even with free shipping.  $2/lb from local store was half Amazon. 

    I love Amazon, but their prices are always cheap.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
  4. I like to buy all that "not so common" items online. The price is usually a lot better than if I find it locally, and I don't have to run around town looking for it. But.. when you want to make something today, online purchases don't work. I try to plan ahead so I have everything I need, doesn't always happen, then I substitute. [​IMG]

    One good thing about dextrose and stuff like that, once you buy some you'll have lots on had for the next several batches.
  5. Yep, I'm new to smoking but have been a homebrewer for a long time.  Every homebrew shop will have dextrose and it's cheap.
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That I bought was about 1/2 that price...
  7. Got mine at a local Kitchen and Homebrew shop. 
  8. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Just goes to show ya.....Sausage and Beer were made for each other..[​IMG]
  9. mickey jay

    mickey jay Meat Mopper

    My local Central Market carries dextrose in the bulk section. Can't remember the price, but almost everything in their bulk section is super cheap.
  10. bakedbean1970

    bakedbean1970 Smoke Blower

    I picked up "wild game sausage binder" at the local sportsmans warehouse. It has dextrose, corn syrup solids and protein to retain moisture and bind sausages.