Originally Posted by messler
Thanks. Thats a great idea. Now the next task is finding some stuff. I'm pretty sure my LHBS doesn't carry it, but maybe one of the health food stores in town will have some.
Maybe. I'd suggest doing it to taste in a sample jar first, and then extrapolate the amount you need for the 5 gallons. Take out a sample of the beer (a cup is fine) and heat it up and dissolve the lactose into it. Then, sweeten it to taste. Remember, it's better to do it too little than too much. You can always add more! Maybe add what you think is less than it needs, gently stir as to not aerate the beer, then re-airlock it and taste it again in a day or two.