Well im gonna tell yall a quick story, you can take it or leave it but this is true. I was up at the place where i get all my supplies for our hobby here and i was buying some malted barley and some rye, ive known this old lady that owns this place for quite some time now and weve talked a little here and there, well this time she said hey, what kind of beer are you making maybe i can help you out with it, i see you come in here from time to time and you buy the same thing but never any hopps or malt extract or anything, i said quietly even though there was no one in there ( i make it a point to buy my mash making supplies just before they close i buy more than you would buy to make a couple cases of beer and i dont need prying eyes seeing me) well ma'am, im not making beer.. she said... oh, yeah i kinda figured... she said, ya know, i had an old feller come in here about two times a year maybe more sometimes for a few years from the mountains there in Carolina and he would buy some of the same things as you but we had to special order his stuff because he was buying it in a minimum of 100 lbs each and i knew what he was doing, she said he was a straight up mountain man, she was saying this knowing i live in Carolina she dosent know what part though. Anyway she said the only thing different is he would get like a hundred pounds of DEXTROSE.. i said really? then my wheels started turning... i said do you happen to remember when he was in here last? she said yeah, it was a couple years now since he was here.. he was about your height... but a skinny little guy.. kinda looked like lil abner..with a beard.. but with a strange name i cant quite remember it but it was different.. i said.. it wasnt popcorn by any chance was it? she said wow yes it was.. strange name dont you think? i said yep it was different.. she asked if i knew him i said no not personally but i know of him then i went on to tell her why she hasnt seen him in so long.. so with that being said, what he was buying if i heard her right and i know i did was at a minimum of 100 lbs. and sometimes it was more, like double that amount but it was malted barley, malted corn,and dextrose and thats the best she could recall being as it was a few years ago, and i really see no reason as to why she would lie to me about it. what threw me for a loop was the dextrose thing.. i thought that as kinda odd.. Anyway, thats what i heard from her and my girlfriend was there to hear the whole story. If anyone is interested in this pm me or just email me and i can get into more details.