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Old 08-25-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Adding lactose to Blueberry Ale?

I racked my blueberry ale over to tertiary a few days ago and I just checked it today. It fermented from 1.043 all the way down to 1.004 It's got a nice blueberry taste to it, but it has no body at all. Will adding lactose (I can't think of anything else at this point) give it a little body, being that it's non-fermentable?

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Lactose will add some body along with sweetness. If you *just* want body, add some maltodextrine.

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Thanks bird, I'm actually pretty happy with the sweetness, so I think I'll go with maltodextrine, any suggestion how much?

EDIT: I've also been looking around online for dextrin malt extract, does anyone know anywhere that sells it, I don't think my LHBS does.

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http://pivo.northernbrewer.com/nbsto...malto+dextrine

I've never used it, but I think a half-pound is a pretty common addition amount.
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