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Old 12-13-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default Using lactose at bottling?

I've seen several recipe's that add lactose just prior to bottling "to taste". Is lactose 100% unfermentable, or will this affect amount of fermentables need for conditioning? If so, is there a chart somewhere that can spell it out? I have never used it (lactose) before, but I'm on trial #4023 trying to come up with a beer that SWMBO will like, so basically desperate times=desperate measures.......

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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Lactose is unfermentable. Make her something light with a pound or two of honey in it. That's what I did and she drank a lot of it.

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Thanks! Yeah, so far I've tried light, heavy, dark, dry (yes I've thought of honey..), fruit laden, hoppy, not hoppy, blah blah.....................but never a "sweet" dessert type beer. I'm thinking something wheat oriented, with some good caramel flavors (crystal ~60), vanilla, and yes some good ol' lactose for sweetness and creamy mouth feel. Here's to try 4024!

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Try the NB chocolate milk stout extract kit. Pretty good beer. I have a batch of it kegged right now and it's the bomb. Has a little sweet finish with the pound of lactose you put in.

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Hmmm, I haven't done an extract kit in a while. Maybe something to consider. At least it would be a lot less time devoted if it yet again wasn't something she liked.

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Just remember....put most of the LME extract in at FO. Otherwise you'll get the carmelizing. But I'm sure you already know this. I really like NBs dark LME. If used right, it makes some good dark beers.

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Yep, made that mistake only once. Even though it was years ago, seems like only yesterday......one of only 2 batches I eventually threw out. Instead of FO, I usually add at about 10min now.

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