Does anyone know what Mr Beer Brew Max is? Also what can be substituted for it?I am trying to raise my A.B.V. in my home brew. I ask because I need a substitute. It almost looks like very small pieces of Rock Candy. When add to my wort it seemed to thicken it. Also don't know what kind of effect it has on A.B.V. or the taste of the Beer. The batch I used it in is cold fermenting now in my fridge.
Coopers sell a beer enhancer that is composed of a mix of glucose and light dried malt extract. It adds body (via non fermentables in the extract) and increases alcoholic strength via the sugar and fermentables in the extract. I imagine that "BrewMax" is something similar.
One can usually tell the difference between just glucose/sugar and dried malt extract by colour (sugar is white - extract is light brown) and the reaction with water. Dried extract becomes ridiculously sticky if a (very) little water is added.